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How far will a buck travel during rut #7717734
11/14/22 08:41 PM
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Because someone's SWGA 11 1/2 year old management buck named Pat showed up in Ks [Linked Image]

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717736
11/14/22 08:42 PM
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Funny!

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717744
11/14/22 08:48 PM
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Years ago , I tracked one for over or around ten miles , and he was still going north!


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Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717747
11/14/22 08:51 PM
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Itís possible, they have a collared buck traveling 186 miles in 22 days.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717749
11/14/22 08:53 PM
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A study out of Mississippi had one swimming the big ditch on his regular route.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717750
11/14/22 08:53 PM
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If it is going past my stand only about another 5 yards. grin

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717755
11/14/22 08:56 PM
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We had a nice buck 2 years ago on cameras weekly at to places we hunted about 2 1/2 miles apart with a highway in between. After neighbors son shot him we found he was on their cameras weekly and they were another 3 miles away. That buck was regularly crossing a highway and travel at least 5 miles.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717756
11/14/22 08:57 PM
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younger and older not as much as a mid aged buck.


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Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Green Bay] #7717757
11/14/22 08:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Green Bay
If it is going past my stand only about another 5 yards. grin

I'm about there myself........ the big bucks really have my number this year and I'm getting an itchy trigger finger....

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717761
11/14/22 08:59 PM
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I guess not every deer in KS has B&C genetics

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717765
11/14/22 09:04 PM
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They do not..for sure.


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Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717770
11/14/22 09:10 PM
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In the big woods of Maine it's common to track a buck 10-15 miles in a day and never catch up. The deer density is low so they have to travel a long ways searching for groups of does.There's no agriculture holding them to any one spot so they're constantly moving. If habitat changes due to logging or somthing they may move to the next ridge. In 2 or 3 years when the wood lot gets some good browse again they may move back. In the winter many of these deer may travel 30 miles into town we're the snow depths are less and people feed them.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717822
11/14/22 09:56 PM
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I got this guy on camera at my property and a friend recognized the buck as the same deer he caught on camera. Six miles away. I think he was on a mission inventorying does prior to the rut.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717847
11/14/22 10:13 PM
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Some deer have their home ranges and completely different rut/winter ranges.
Some of our deer stick around all year, some leave shortly after rubbing that velvet off and if they make it, return before shedding time. If you want those deer you better be archery hunting.
I find it fascinating keeping up with bucks and their travel patterns and growth. And I really donít care if I deer hunt or not. I just have to be doing something when I canít trap or turkey hunt, so deer fill the void. I just believe if youíre going to do something, give it 110% and learn all you can about it.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Wanna Be] #7717853
11/14/22 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Some deer have their home ranges and completely different rut/winter ranges.


Right at the beginning of December the resident big boys will make one last cruise through looking for that last hot doe before heading off to a yard. I won't see another deer track until May.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717867
11/14/22 10:33 PM
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MDC run a study a couple years ago, there was a very respectable buck that travelled over a hundred and twenty miles (bee line) and back during firearm season with most of his travel during legal shooting hours he made the trip their and back down n a two week period.

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717881
11/14/22 10:48 PM
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2 years ago my daughter and I watched and followed a buck chase a doe for 3 and a half miles without pressure, in about 8 minutes. As soon as they got to a plum thicket we snuck in and she shot him. [Linked Image]

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717884
11/14/22 10:50 PM
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Now thatís a unique rack! Great deer!
Iím guessing yíall watched from a vehicle, 3.5 miles in 8 minutes is getting it!!

Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Wanna Be] #7717898
11/14/22 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Now thatís a unique rack! Great deer!
Iím guessing yíall watched from a vehicle, 3.5 miles in 8 minutes is getting it!!


Yes from a vehicle for part of the 8 minutes.
Great management buck 3x3.

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Re: How far will a buck travel during rut [Re: Yes sir] #7717909
11/14/22 11:14 PM
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I know for a fact at least 6 miles! Had a guy bring in a buck to mount at my taxidermy shop in Nebraska, when he dropped it off I thought dam this buck looks familiar. After he left I realized I had trail camera pictures of that buck, at that point I got a curious thinking I want to know how this (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) poached my deer! I called and asked roughly where he shot it. He told me exactly where he shot it, and the way he was telling me I had no reason to doubt he wasnt being truthful. It was on a piece of ground 6 miles from where I had pictures of him just 3 days before.

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