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Author Topic: Mississippi Rut Observations  (Read 99 times)

Offline Viking1204

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Mississippi Rut Observations
« on: September 08, 2020, 01:04:07 PM »
I'm no longer hunting in Alabama or Florida, found a good spot in Central Mississippi with some good folks. The property is in Southeast Attala County SouthEast of Goodman, MS. It's about 580 acres that has the Big Black River bordering it to the North. I've only been hunting it a few years now and since it is a minimum 5.5 hour drive I'm still in the process of figuring out when the rut is. Hopefully with 4 cameras in the woods this year I'll get a better idea. If any of you have actually hunted in the area and now of when the rut typically occurs please feel free to share!
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Offline MichiganLouie

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Re: Mississippi Rut Observations
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 01:20:02 PM »
Look it up in the Mississippi fisheries and wildlife dept. Site. They have a chart showing the dates for the rut
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Offline Viking1204

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Re: Mississippi Rut Observations
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 01:44:00 PM »
Look it up in the Mississippi fisheries and wildlife dept. Site. They have a chart showing the dates for the rut

Thanks, I've already printed it out on 2 different printers to make sure I could read the colors right, looks like they suspect Dec. 31- to Jan. 04, pretty short window IMO. I did change my main hunt where I go for a full week to Dec. 25 - Jan. 3 this year so maybe I've got it pegged pretty good, we'll see! I've attached the chart below. It's still good to hear from people who have actually hunted the are so hopefully more will chime in who are familiar with the area.

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Re: Mississippi Rut Observations
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 07:40:53 PM »
I've hunted on the Big Black river in Mississippi several years ago and it offer some great deer hunting. The rut is late December and the 1 week of Janurary and it can be quite cold during that time frame. It's was 5 degrees one year in January when I hunted there. Best of luck and have a great season!
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Re: Mississippi Rut Observations
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2020, 08:07:53 PM »
I've hunted on the Big Black river in Mississippi several years ago and it offer some great deer hunting. The rut is late December and the 1 week of Janurary and it can be quite cold during that time frame. It's was 5 degrees one year in January when I hunted there. Best of luck and have a great season!

OK. when you said quite cold i was thinking 30's. --099-780 --099-780 but 5 degrees is cold enough.
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Re: Mississippi Rut Observations
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2020, 09:50:02 PM »
Viking, I really enjoy hunting a week to 10 days in front of the "peak" for a given area, as there's a lot of activity going on.  Lots of younger bucks keeping the does moving, and occasionally the big guys show up to keep things honest.  That's also when I've had my best luck rattling.  Good luck to you!
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Re: Mississippi Rut Observations
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 02:12:31 PM »
I've hunted on the Big Black river in Mississippi several years ago and it offer some great deer hunting. The rut is late December and the 1 week of Janurary and it can be quite cold during that time frame. It's was 5 degrees one year in January when I hunted there. Best of luck and have a great season!

A couple years ago I was there hunting in late January and one morning it snowed a couple of inches, enough to make the food plots turn white for a while! That next morning my truck read 6 degrees heading out to my hunting spot, I lasted until 8 am before I had to go back in and warm up. I'm definitely going to look at getting some warmer clothes starting with a new base layer!
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Re: Mississippi Rut Observations
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2020, 04:01:52 PM »
I lived in Meridian for several years hunted in Kemper, Lauderdale and Jasper Co.  I shot lots of deer back in the day!  The land I hunted in Kemper sure was loaded with deer and turkey.  I wish I had that land today.  I do not remember when the rut was.  We ran dogs and shot everything that moved back then. 
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