Thread: Ruts on in IL
11-14-2007, 08:42 PM #1
Ruts on in IL
It finally just got cold here in Illinois and today my friend and i went out for a while and were grunting and we suddenly got a grunt back then a while later saw 2 does. They left for a while and we continued to grunt and not soon after a doe pops out about 30 yards away from us. We let her wander towards us and soon after another doe comes out with a nice little 8 pointbuck trailing and grunting along the way. The 2 does stop about 5 yards away from us and stare at us for a while and the buck is watching from 45 yards out and we couldnt move to shoot so we waited and the does busted us because we were up wind. It was kinda dissapointing because we didnt get a shot but im glad to see the ruts on here and also the buck wasnt really a mounter so its not the worst thing....Hopefully tommorow night will yeild some big IL monsters
11-14-2007, 08:47 PM #2
I too am in IL. I saw a small buck dogging a doe all over the place today. He was running her ragged.
11-14-2007, 08:51 PM #3
We were coming out the park we hunt and we always put the headlights in the top field to see if they are up there because they usually are and there was this nice 6 with 6 does just shy of 100 yrds, so my dad told me to get the grunt call, 2 mature little " Burt" "Burt" and he came charging the truck...i dont know if this was a fight he could win, but it was one of the coolest things ive see a deer do, and he came 15 yards from the truck and stood there like a duh."I have a passion for whitetail deer, not a passion for killing them. The fact that I deer hunt does not make me their enemy, but their guardian."
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