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harvey lee

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harvey lee

Should be a good rut week.Good luck to all.

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BLACKJACK

I agree, I'm really curious to see how much it picks up, I really didn't see much last week. I remember a couple years ago, sitting out the morning of the 4B opener and watching a buck chasing a doe full bore right by me. From first sighting til they went out of sight was about 45 seconds. Hope to see more of it this weekend!!!

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walleyedan

I'm thinking that the activity will be much better. I did miss an opportunity last Friday a.m. as I must have deflected off a small twig, clean miss. I saw a nice one last night with his honey. I'm hoping to bag one before the chasin slows. A person needs to spend as much time as possibe in the woods RIGHT NOW! Good bye and good luck.

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Dhook

I agree, lets hope with the cooler temps coming in those deer will start to move more than they have been. can't wait

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chucker34

I'm hoping it picks up too and so does my wife who wants some venison in the freezer and for me to stop hunting. Been a terrible year for bowhunting. Haven't got out much and not seen much activity when I did. I had two does last year by this time and it was my first year bowhunting and first two deer ever. So maybe I got spoiled.

Anywhoo, opening weekend last year I counted more than two dozen deer that came by my blind before 8 am. This year, four in the span of about a minute on Saturday and I didn't get out much on Sunday. Didn't hear a shot within miles all weekend though.

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David Frank

Saw 10 does/fawns this morning while on stand. No bucks to be seen in that area though. On the way home I swung by another spot and saw 2 small bucks chasing a doe. She was content staying about 10-15 yards in front of them. I am headed to ND to rifle deer hunt this weekend. I hate to miss prime time in the archery stand, but it is the only weekend I can make it to ND to hunt.

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archerystud

Rut seemed very slow last weekend. I as well hope this weekend is better.

Hope to take Friday off and get another day of bowhunting in before the gun hunters reenter the woods (zone 4).

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onthefly

Gotta second all the comments here. Our opening weekend was much slower than usual.

I drive by the Arden Hills National Guard Training Center every morning and afternoon. Saw a 2.5 year old 8 point cruising an open field and a much larger buck chasing a doe just 30 minutes ago!

Let's hope for me (and my wife) that this coming weekend is more productive!

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Kodiak

i hope so, i passed on a couple little guys that where hot on my scent drag...hopefully the big boy will stop by this weekend.

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chucker34

I'm hoping this cooler weather will do it. This morning I glassed seven does/fawns frolicking by one of my stands on the way to work. : P How come these are the mornings I have to go to work? I will be out tomorrow and all weekend though!

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Swill

I hope so too!!! I took the week of work before gun seasoon and a few morning / evenings this last week and I have hardly seen anything. I was thinking about moving my stands, but they are located in areas that have good sign. I wonder how much this full moon has deer hunting? I noticed on a few web sites that peak game movement / action time was around midnight all last week...

Good luck all....

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swampbuck

I agree things are finally starting to bust free!

I missed a big 10pt on Friday! Got buck fever and shot over his back, In hind sight I did nt even aim! He ended up getting shot by a neighbor Sat AM! He was now a 9pt broke off a time during the night! He did havea nice shaved patch right on top of the shoulders that matched my broad head!

Tuesday I had a great encounter. On the way to vote with my 18 month old in the truck. Went by one of my hunting areas and a huge 8 pt is standing gaurd over a bedded doe fending off three other bucks. Watched them for 10 minutes, ran and voted, dropped Janey off at day care and went back. As I came around the corner looking for them the buck was mounting the doe 20 yds from the road!

I ran home and grabbed my bow ( I have the all season tag, and had the rifle in the truck) figuring i can sneak in and maybe get a shot at him.

When I returned they were still there.

I snuck in to them, and came aroudn the corner of an old house foundation. The buck was at 6 feet!! Needless to say We were both suprised. He really did not care about me and the doe took off with im in tow, No shot with the bow.

Had I brought my rifel He would have been in trouble.

I will be back in the tree Friday after him again.

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