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I have heard many different theories as to when the local rut happens. What do ya'll think and why? Michigan is always the first week of November but I hear it is always Feb around here. How can you tell and what makes the difference?
 

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Its towards the end of the season here in FL. Thats why I bought a muzzle loader a few years back, seemed the season ended as the big one's were walking.

I'm not sure, but I think the weather plays more of a role down here. You just never know when its going to get cold. I think further north its not quite as unpredictable, but then again, I don't know.
 

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ive killed rutting bucks in the last couple weeks of Jan but mostly in Feb. buy a muzzleloader if you plan on killin bucks chasin does. i also hunt in evergreen al and the rut there is around MLK week. saw lots of bucks chasing does during that week last year
 

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The week of Martin Luther King holiday you better be in the woods. That seems to be the right time almost every year. That is when I take a few days off work and sit in the stand all day.
 
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