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Can anyone tell me when Pre Rut, Rut and Post-Rut is for deer season in Jacksonville Eastern North Carolina?

Question by Chevyman70. Uploaded on July 27, 2010

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

well I can't give you exact dates for two reasons. 1) I live in South Dakota which is a world away from NC.. and 2) because there aren't hard fast dates for those time periods. You can get some ball park estimates as to when they should be, but then understand that weather, moon cycles, buck to doe ratios, and more, can have effects on those dates. I've seen rut get pushed back 2 or 3 weeks from typical. If you're spending a lot of time in the field, you should notice the changes in behavior. My best advice would be to understand your tactics for each of those time periods, and adjust by the way you see the deer acting. Be prepared for all 3, and hunt the opportunity that presents itself. Best way to go IMO.

If it helps, in SD, Pre-Rut I expect around the first few days of October, Rut towards the end of October, and Post Rut first week of November or a little later.. But like I said, I typically just go off what the bucks are doing.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I think those would be right before the rut, during the actual rut, and right after the rut...

Sorry, I could not help myself! LOL

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

haha.. Very nice WA Mtn..

PS- like the new avatar pic you got.

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Your rut will likely be the second and third week in November. So your pre-rut will be the two weeks before, and the post rut after. This is just an educated guess , mind you

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

...give or take a week

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

SD Whitetail

Thanks. You are the only one who has mentioned it. Will be going back ot the other one soon.

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from Jackal1 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

A pretty good chart as a rough estimate is at this link.
http://www.trmichels.com/RutDates.htm

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

well I can't give you exact dates for two reasons. 1) I live in South Dakota which is a world away from NC.. and 2) because there aren't hard fast dates for those time periods. You can get some ball park estimates as to when they should be, but then understand that weather, moon cycles, buck to doe ratios, and more, can have effects on those dates. I've seen rut get pushed back 2 or 3 weeks from typical. If you're spending a lot of time in the field, you should notice the changes in behavior. My best advice would be to understand your tactics for each of those time periods, and adjust by the way you see the deer acting. Be prepared for all 3, and hunt the opportunity that presents itself. Best way to go IMO.

If it helps, in SD, Pre-Rut I expect around the first few days of October, Rut towards the end of October, and Post Rut first week of November or a little later.. But like I said, I typically just go off what the bucks are doing.

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Your rut will likely be the second and third week in November. So your pre-rut will be the two weeks before, and the post rut after. This is just an educated guess , mind you

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from steve182 wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

...give or take a week

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from SD_Whitetail_Hntr wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

haha.. Very nice WA Mtn..

PS- like the new avatar pic you got.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

SD Whitetail

Thanks. You are the only one who has mentioned it. Will be going back ot the other one soon.

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from Jackal1 wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

A pretty good chart as a rough estimate is at this link.
http://www.trmichels.com/RutDates.htm

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

I think those would be right before the rut, during the actual rut, and right after the rut...

Sorry, I could not help myself! LOL

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