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Macon and Bullock counties #2665031
12/06/18 09:50 PM
12/06/18 09:50 PM
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Wetumpka, Al
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bdw32 Offline OP
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Processors saying it’s on over in that area. Anyone hunting over getting any rut activity?

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665072
12/06/18 10:14 PM
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I used to hunt down in that area and never had tutting activity this early in a season. Most of the rut activity we had was mid January. I killed a big 9 that was in a bachelor group this time of year one season.

Last edited by Parker243; 12/06/18 10:14 PM.
Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665139
12/07/18 02:43 AM
12/07/18 02:43 AM
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Autauga county
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Autauga county
Rut usually doesn’t start until Late January where we hunt in Macon.

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665147
12/07/18 04:38 AM
12/07/18 04:38 AM
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Montgomery / Luverne
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Way too early

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: MC21] #2665160
12/07/18 05:28 AM
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Opelika ,AL
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Originally Posted by MC21
Rut usually doesn’t start until Late January where we hunt in Macon.


This^

I've never seen any rutting activity until well into January

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: crenshawco] #2665196
12/07/18 06:35 AM
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Pike County, AL
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Originally Posted by crenshawco
Way too early

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665201
12/07/18 06:39 AM
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Oxford, AL
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I've wasted 20+ years and half my life's earnings leasing land in that area of Chambers/Lee/Macon and the truth is I don't know how you'd know when the "rut" is. If you put a gun to my head and said "give me a 10-day period that you're MOST certain of" or I'm gonna kill you, I'd tell you Jan 5th -15th is the most likely time to see what we call "the rut". But frankly you could hunt 5 years in a row and never see anything other than scrapes show up around early December (and literally never be touched again), a button head push a doe around in the powerline, etc. I could count on 1 hand the number of times I saw a "shooter" buck pursuing a doe (I won't even say chasing), and crap I saw them do it in October bow season, Christmas, March in turkey season, geez Louise who knows. I've seen bucks grouped up that showed no appearance of "rutting" on the last day of season. So if you have land in that region and you tell me that you ALWAYS see a strong and predictably defined rut the same time every year, then you sir have a friggin diamond in the rough and you better never get rid of that land. thumbup grin In total seriousness, maybe once every couple of years there would be a noticeable week (usually Jan 5 - 15 ish) when we'd see inarguable signs of chasing. But even then it wasn't strong enough to guarantee you a chance to shoot something.
Seriously, I'll always remember opening day of bow season one year (Oct 15th) watching multiple racked bucks absolutely trying to kill this poor little doe. They chased her for 30 minutes all over a creek bottom, buck roared, ran over bushes. And that was literally the ONLY even remote sign of "rutting" I saw that whole season (this was extreme northern Lee Co). Never even saw a spike sniff a doe in January.


Last edited by ikillbux; 12/07/18 07:13 AM.

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Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665218
12/07/18 07:01 AM
12/07/18 07:01 AM
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Wetumpka, Al
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bdw32 Offline OP
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Knew it didn’t sound right. I’ve hunted Macon and Russell the past several years and have never had much til late December first few weeks of January.
Maybe he was confused.

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665367
12/07/18 08:41 AM
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Using terms like "confused" is very un-Aldeer like. Just go ahead and call him a dumb A.

January rut round there.

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665375
12/07/18 08:46 AM
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Auburn, Alabama
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Yep. Late January on into February for that area

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2665386
12/07/18 08:56 AM
12/07/18 08:56 AM
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Helena, AL
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I just south bullock / north pike county area now. Rut doesn't occur until end of January, first week in February. I've hunted chambers county years ago, and the rut occurred mid- January in our area. Saw good activity at times, with multiple bucks chasing one doe on occasion.


Dying ain't much of a living boy...Josey Wales
Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: ikillbux] #2665734
12/07/18 04:53 PM
12/07/18 04:53 PM
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Hartselle, AL
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Originally Posted by ikillbux
I've wasted 20+ years and half my life's earnings leasing land in that area of Chambers/Lee/Macon and the truth is I don't know how you'd know when the "rut" is. If you put a gun to my head and said "give me a 10-day period that you're MOST certain of" or I'm gonna kill you, I'd tell you Jan 5th -15th is the most likely time to see what we call "the rut". But frankly you could hunt 5 years in a row and never see anything other than scrapes show up around early December (and literally never be touched again), a button head push a doe around in the powerline, etc. I could count on 1 hand the number of times I saw a "shooter" buck pursuing a doe (I won't even say chasing), and crap I saw them do it in October bow season, Christmas, March in turkey season, geez Louise who knows. I've seen bucks grouped up that showed no appearance of "rutting" on the last day of season. So if you have land in that region and you tell me that you ALWAYS see a strong and predictably defined rut the same time every year, then you sir have a friggin diamond in the rough and you better never get rid of that land. thumbup grin In total seriousness, maybe once every couple of years there would be a noticeable week (usually Jan 5 - 15 ish) when we'd see inarguable signs of chasing. But even then it wasn't strong enough to guarantee you a chance to shoot something.
Seriously, I'll always remember opening day of bow season one year (Oct 15th) watching multiple racked bucks absolutely trying to kill this poor little doe. They chased her for 30 minutes all over a creek bottom, buck roared, ran over bushes. And that was literally the ONLY even remote sign of "rutting" I saw that whole season (this was extreme northern Lee Co). Never even saw a spike sniff a doe in January.





This has pretty much sums up the rutting experience I've seen all my life where I hunt smile

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2666455
12/08/18 02:48 PM
12/08/18 02:48 PM
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Central to South AL
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Not happening right now in Macon, Fort Davis area.


WDE
Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2666699
12/08/18 07:22 PM
12/08/18 07:22 PM
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Montgomery
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That guy is nuts. Almost over? It hasn't even warmed up yet. My experience in that area is that anytime around January 18 give or take 3 days is a good time to sit all day.

Dr. B

Last edited by bamaeyedoc; 12/08/18 07:22 PM.

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Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2668396
12/10/18 02:05 PM
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Pike Road, Al
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I hunted in Macon county Friday off hwy 29 between Tuskegee and Fort Davis. I had 38 deer in the field at once 7 of which were spikes- young 8pts and none showed any interest in any of the does in the field. I have hunted that area my whole life and always been mid to late Jan for any rutting activity.

Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2668493
12/10/18 03:31 PM
12/10/18 03:31 PM
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Macon Co
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I usually start seeing buck activity pick up around Jan 10-15 and the peak of chasing activity sometimes around Jan 20-25......Cold weather snaps can really influence how much activity you see.


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Re: Macon and Bullock counties [Re: bdw32] #2670868
12/12/18 07:58 PM
12/12/18 07:58 PM
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Central AL
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Agree with the others. I’m in Mathews, Al. My farm is 1/4 mi from Bullock Co. It’s usually late Jan when things kick off.


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