Whitetail Rut Jasper County Bucks

buck taken rattling

The best time to hunt is during the whitetail rut.

I received my monthly issue of GON magazine today and from what I’m reading they expect some good action during the month of December throughout the state of Georgia. So I’m hoping that means a lot of late season action for the Jasper county bucks. I don’t think all the action is over for the the whitetail rut. As a matter of fact I am  looking forward to the whitetail rut to kick in for our Jasper county bucks. In November it kicked in so fast and then it was gone. When the does go in heat all heck breaks loose and then once they go out of estrous it’s dead for a while. But when the does come back into estrous it’s going to pick up. With the hunting pressure being heavy during November the big boys go into nocturnal mode. Especially when the does go out of estrous. This buck was harvested during the whiteail rut.I don’t think the whitetail rut will be as intense in December as it was in November, but it just takes one trophy buck to make your whole season. The Jasper county bucks seem to have a way of being very hard to locate this time of year. But I’m not giving up just yet. There is almost a month left of deer hunting. There where so many white oak acorns this year the deer had plenty of food during November, and didn’t have to travel far to get their food, it was everywhere. But now as the food sources disappear more and more, I’m going to be focusing on food plots. The deer really need the nutrition this time of the year, especially the bucks due to the fact they lost so much weight chasing does ans looking for does. They need to gain weight to be able to survive the cold winter. So food plots are a great place to be this time of the season.

I’m planning on heading out to our club in the morning, and hunting all day. I hope to do some filming. So hopefully I’ll get some good footage to share with everyone.

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Public Hunting Whitetail Rut

Illinois Buck

This deer was harvested during the whitetail rut.

10 point buck whitetail rut

Southern Illinois 10 pointer harvested in the 2008 whitetail rut.

I have been on several  Wildlife Management Areas that offer great public hunting. Just about all of them were in Georgia. But there are many great places all over the country. Check out the link below for a great article on some awesome places to hunt on Wildlife Management areas. Some of them you are able to hunt smack dab in the middle of the whitetail rut.

Whitetail Rut

Public hunting during the whitetail rut can be action packed and might make for some great deer hunting.

full draw

This bow hunter takes advantage of some great public hunting by bow hunting in Illinois

At the end of last deer season some buddies and I started thinking about this deer season and we decided to do some public hunting. We planed a trip to go bow hunting in Illinois. I told my buddy to count me in when he first told me they were going. I had always dreamed about going on a trip like this. So I started preparing right away. I practiced like crazy all summer long with my bow. I replayed the scenario in my head over and over, drawing my bow at just the right moment and making a good clean shot on a big brute. And as we planned it we were trying to time it with the whitetail rut. When we arrived the weather was very warm and the big boys were laying low.The timing was a little bit early although the deer were starting to chase, but the first few days we just weren’t seeing the big bucks. But a cold front moved in on the last couple of days and the action was intense. My buddy saw ten big bucks chasing does but the big boy that presented him a shot was broken off just above his G1 on one side. He let him cruise by at about twelve yards. The next morning was cold and man I was pumped. I was bow hunting in Illinois and all the conditions were perfect.  I was able to rattle in a big ten pointer and my PSE Stinger put him down for the count. And this was on land open to anyone with a license. I would definitely recommend bow hunting in Illinois.

There are many great opportunities out there, to harvest some very nice monster big boys on land that is open to anyone in just about every state. We had to pay for a license and a room and food and gas. It wasn’t cheap but it was very reasonable for someone wanting a chance to bag a trophy buck.

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DHBB First Hunting Footage

I recently decided to start filming my hunts and trying to get some hunting footage. I have been waiting on a cable to be shipped so I could download them. The cable arrived today, and I figured out how to download them. So hopefully I can share some of my filmed hunts. My first video I downloaded is from an afternoon hunt the day after Thanksgiving. It’s short, and doesn’t have any big bucks in it, but I’m learning how to do it, and hopefully I will get better with it and the editing, the downloading, the filming hunts by myself, and all the details that make good hunting footage. I wish that I would have been doing all of this at the beginning of the season, most of the best hunting footage is when the deer rut.

I’ll try to get some better videos on here soon. Hopefully I can get some great hunting footage of some big bucks to share. We have several big deer on our club, I just hope to be able to share more filmed hunts this year especially if some of the does that were not bred come back into estrous making the big deer rut.

Hunting Footage

This morning I headed out to our club to do some deer hunting. I got there well before daylight and it was one of those mornings when I just couldn’t decide where to hunt. I finally chose a stand and got my gear ready and hit the woods. I took my camcorder in hopes of getting some good footage of some deer. It was in the upper twenties, and man it was cold. Right after daylight I caught movement coming through the pines, it was a deer and she had two fawns with her. I was able to get some good footage of them. I was hoping one of them would smell pretty for one of our big bucks. But that was not the case, they fed around for a while, but no big boys showed up. I hunted until about 10:00 a.m.

It was a great day to be in the woods, although I didn’t see any big deer. But I had to leave to go see my step-dad who is in the hospital with pneumonia. I had planned on hunting all day but I needed to go check on Pop, which is what my boys call him. He has had a rough week, but seems to be getting better. Get well Pop we hope you feel better soon. Next year maybe we can go hunting in Kansas like we have been talking about. A quick story about my step dad he harvested a beautiful trophy whitetail several years ago in Walton county in Georgia, and every time I tell him I’m going deer hunting, he asks me when are you going to get one bigger than him? As he is pointing to the monster buck hanging on his living room wall. One day Pop I’m going to get one bigger than him, hopefully, fingers crossed.

getting hunting footage

Using a tree stand gives this hunter a birds eye view to some great hunting footage.