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Old July 9, 2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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SW Arkansas rut

Can anyone tell me when the rut kicks in around the Hope, Mufreesboro, SW Arkansas areas?
I suspect it will be in late November but none too sure. I have never hunted that area but would like to try it this year. Thanks.
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Old July 9, 2013, 04:19 PM   #2
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I hunt Maryland whitetails...the peak of the rut here, I believe, is November 13. My best time to start rattling antlers, {with a good buck to doe ratio}, is October 21. It is best to hunt 3 days before an 3 days after the peak of the rut --- with any unbred does --- coming back into heat, 30 days later. First yearling does, will come into estrous on the second peak.

As you travel further south...the peak of the rut occurs on a later date, with the Key deer on the Florida Keys, coming into first estrous in January.
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Old July 9, 2013, 04:36 PM   #3
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I hunt SW Arkansas, it always seems to be the week before thanksgiving. Last season it was full on just before Thanksgiving. By Sunday after Thanksgiving it seemed to be over.

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Old July 10, 2013, 02:46 AM   #4
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Rut dates

Thanks, guys.
Looks like mid to late November will be the ticket. Good luck.
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