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#777979 - 12/12/13 12:58 PM Dallas County Rut?
ivanwright Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 40
Loc: Birmingham, AL
When does the rut usually occur in Dallas County east of Selma? Is now a good time to be out?

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#778003 - 12/12/13 01:25 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
fr8-shkr Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 571
Loc: Auburn
Jan 10th to 12th for me in Valley Grande. You can usually set your watch by it

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#778012 - 12/12/13 01:33 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
Thisldu Offline
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Registered: 01/21/05
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Loc: Alabama
January 5-25

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#778325 - 12/12/13 07:13 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
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When we hunted Marion junction it was always then 10th on.
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#779051 - 12/13/13 10:32 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
hunterflyy Offline
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Registered: 09/17/13
Posts: 158
Loc: Cullman
I agree with Turkey neck, the 10th on seems the best. Been hunting just South of Old Cahaba for 20 years. As of last weekend, the bucks were still in groups but they were sniffing the does that would come out.

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#779104 - 12/13/13 11:17 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
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Always on a Wednesday.
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#807220 - 01/04/14 11:49 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
ivanwright Offline
spike

Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 40
Loc: Birmingham, AL
Can anyone report on the activity in Dallas County east of Selma?

I'm planning on being down there next week.

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#807249 - 01/04/14 12:21 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
Squeaky Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 2904
Loc: Shelby County
Originally Posted By: ivanwright
Can anyone report on the activity in Dallas County east of Selma?

I'm planning on being down there next week.


I hunt east of Selma near Tyler. I can't give you a personal report as I've been offshore since the end of Dec. However, I will be there starting the 9th. Guys in my lease say they aren't seeing much buck activity but they aren't as serious as I am. I normally have good luck the week you plan to hunt so you should hit it about right. The full moon is on the 15th so you can expect to see some good action leading up to the full moon in my opinion.
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#807250 - 01/04/14 12:22 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
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Registered: 12/07/05
Posts: 1669
Loc: Mobile,AL/ Uniontown, Al
The young ones are on their feet and looking

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#808022 - 01/05/14 12:27 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: fr8-shkr]
Tidewins Offline
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Registered: 10/13/11
Posts: 436
Loc: Valley Grande, Al
Originally Posted By: fr8-shkr
Jan 10th to 12th for me in Valley Grande. You can usually set your watch by it
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#808084 - 01/05/14 01:55 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: Squeaky]
teamduckdown Offline
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Registered: 09/15/11
Posts: 2445
Loc: Millers Ferry, AL
Originally Posted By: Squeaky
Originally Posted By: ivanwright
Can anyone report on the activity in Dallas County east of Selma?

I'm planning on being down there next week.


I hunt east of Selma near Tyler. I can't give you a personal report as I've been offshore since the end of Dec. However, I will be there starting the 9th. Guys in my lease say they aren't seeing much buck activity but they aren't as serious as I am. I normally have good luck the week you plan to hunt so you should hit it about right. The full moon is on the 15th so you can expect to see some good action leading up to the full moon in my opinion.


YES!
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#812369 - 01/08/14 11:24 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: teamduckdown]
Squeaky Offline
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Loc: Shelby County
I'm bringing this one back to the front. Starting tomorrow I will try to up date this post with rut activity I'm seeing east of Selma around Tyler, AL.
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#812391 - 01/08/14 11:38 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: Squeaky]
ivanwright Offline
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Registered: 12/12/13
Posts: 40
Loc: Birmingham, AL
Originally Posted By: Squeaky
I'm bringing this one back to the front. Starting tomorrow I will try to up date this post with rut activity I'm seeing east of Selma around Tyler, AL.


Awesome, thank you!

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#812670 - 01/08/14 03:39 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: Squeaky]
Newsouth_Greg Offline
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Registered: 01/06/14
Posts: 2
Loc: Chilton
Thanks Squeaky. First timer here. I hunt a few miles from you, activity has been slow on our place, a few small bucks starting to cruise. Keep us posted.

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#813288 - 01/08/14 10:59 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
Offshore Offline
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Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 493
Loc: Hunt in Lower Alabama
Been in Sardis for 2 days. No rut activity whatsoever. A lot of movement, no chasing though
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#813415 - 01/09/14 06:19 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: Offshore]
REEFD Offline
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Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 1569
Loc: Gulf Shores/Sardis
Originally Posted By: Offshore
Been in Sardis for 2 days. No rut activity whatsoever. A lot of movement, no chasing though


Really? I watched several bucks from the house Sunday night that were pestering every doe that came across the lil power line in the back yard and they weren't just 2 yr olds doing it.
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#813416 - 01/09/14 06:20 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: Squeaky]
REEFD Offline
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Registered: 11/21/09
Posts: 1569
Loc: Gulf Shores/Sardis
Originally Posted By: Squeaky
I'm bringing this one back to the front. Starting tomorrow I will try to up date this post with rut activity I'm seeing east of Selma around Tyler, AL.


I'll try to do the same, if I have a signal.
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So weird.

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#813551 - 01/09/14 09:17 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
Squeaky Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 2904
Loc: Shelby County
Quick update. So far I've seen two small bucks out cruising and one possible shooter trailing a doe. Only had a spike in bow range so far.
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#813683 - 01/09/14 11:05 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
slippinlipjr Offline
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Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 2022
Loc: Loxley
I'll be up there the 14th. I'll be hunting just north of Marion Junction and just west of Selma.
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#813786 - 01/09/14 12:00 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
Squeaky Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 2904
Loc: Shelby County
Another up date. I've seen 10 so far with 6 of those bucks. Only one was behind a doe and the others were out cruising. I passed up a 100 to 110" 9 pt with my bow standing 10 steps from base of my tree. I say some rut action is here.

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#813796 - 01/09/14 12:07 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
BobC Offline
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Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 14
Loc: MA
Hunted in Minter Jan 1-6, rut was not yet going full bore. some small bucks pestering the does but I had one field with 6 young bucks and 9 does and the young bucks never even approached a doe. Saw scrapping but its still not quite there, my guess is the 10th on its gonna be great.

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#814632 - 01/09/14 09:22 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: REEFD]
Offshore Offline
4 point

Registered: 02/22/11
Posts: 493
Loc: Hunt in Lower Alabama
Originally Posted By: REEFD
Originally Posted By: Offshore
Been in Sardis for 2 days. No rut activity whatsoever. A lot of movement, no chasing though


Really? I watched several bucks from the house Sunday night that were pestering every doe that came across the lil power line in the back yard and they weren't just 2 yr olds doing it.


I was shocked also. We hunted tues pm, all day Wednesday, Never saw less than 15 per trip, smaller bucks feeding in the same field with 10+ doe. I was really shocked. I was with 12 other hunters and we all had the same results.
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#815040 - 01/10/14 08:37 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
Squeaky Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 2904
Loc: Shelby County
Update for yesterday afternoon. I saw 15 with 4 being bucks. Two were mature and one of those were following behind a doe and yearling. Not chasing he was just walking behind them 50 to 60 yards. The other mature buck had no interest in does. He was just out feeding. To bad he was only a 4 pt or he would have seen his last sun rise. Huge body and neck just poor genetics.
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#815796 - 01/10/14 06:25 PM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
fr8-shkr Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
Posts: 571
Loc: Auburn
I hunted in Valley Grande since Tuesday. I saw the same broken 6 pt pester several does over the corse of the 4 days. Saw a nice 8pt pushing a doe Tuesday. Would have tapped his ass if he had given me a shot. Then I watched several smaller bucks feeding with does. Watched a smaller buck work a scrape too. So over all a mixed bag. Think we are on the upswing. We will see in a day or so.

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#817323 - 01/12/14 08:08 AM Re: Dallas County Rut? [Re: ivanwright]
Squeaky Offline
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Registered: 01/13/06
Posts: 2904
Loc: Shelby County
Up date from yesterday afternoon. I saw 8 deer total with two being bucks. Both looked to be cruising as they weren't feeding just walking with their nose to the ground. I did see a good 6 pt this morning on my way to the camp that seemed to be locked on a doe.
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