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Old 10-03-2012, 08:21 AM
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When is the Montana mule deer rut?

By that I mean to ask, when in November does the buck become significantly less nocturnal in his appearances.

Making himself more viewable during legal shooting hours?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:55 AM
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Re: When is the Montana mule deer rut?

Last week of the season Len!! Thats when the big bucks show up. They seem to come out of the woodwork here every year.

Here is last years bucks my son and I took on the same day. Not huge deer but good for our area.

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Old 10-03-2012, 09:29 AM
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Re: When is the Montana mule deer rut?

Jeff, look pretty darn good to this WI boy.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:19 AM
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Re: When is the Montana mule deer rut?

The places I hunt if we don't get some cold weather it happens after the season and that has been the case for several years now
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:43 PM
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Re: When is the Montana mule deer rut?

The last two weeks of the season. You can just about set your watch to it.
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Re: When is the Montana mule deer rut?

Never hunted Montana but my DIY computer program says that the best time will be between 10:15 AM 4 days before the last day to 1:45 PM on the last day.
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:48 AM
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Re: When is the Montana mule deer rut?

My wife and I have real good luck around the 12th of November. That's her birthday and we always spend a few days in the woods for her birthday party.

We hunt central Montana and the second week in November has been good to her. I've also seen some big papas towards the end of season too, but the second and third week in November seems to be the best time to catch these guys in full swing.
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