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    IOWA Whitetail Rut dates needed Charles Alsheimer's style!

    IOWA Whitetail Rut dates needed Charles Alsheimer's style!
    Best time for seeking bucks, anyone know?
    10 day period starting with 2nd full moon after autumn equinox.
    For 2008.
    Thanks!
    Kevin

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    I do a class on this subject

    I can email my notes to you if you like. i will get home later today and do so my email is bout@wildblue.net

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    We are going Nov.15-22 based on Charlie's recommendation.

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    Here it is

    I'm not taking this from an Alzheimer publication, but I've been reading his articles year after year. My experience says that the moon phase is only a part of what effects the rutting date.
    Last year for example, I saw bucks chasing does as October 28th which went hand in hand with Alzheimers predictions, but I still had bucks chasing does during shotgun season which was November 18th.

    ANYWAY-
    Hunters Moon (2nd full moon after the autumnal equinox) is November 12th.
    I believe that Alzheimer would say that the peek of the seekinig phase will be about 2 weeks before that. The peek of the chasing phase will be the week before that and the peek of the tending/breeding phase will be the week after that (I think).

    So
    October 29th- November 5th PEEK SEEKING
    Nov 5 - 12 PEEK CHASING
    Nov 12-19 Peek tending/breeding

    I might be off a little but I think that's the jist of it.

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    I'm in zone 3,very close to edge of zone 4 in shelby county, iowa

    I'm in zone 3,very close to edge of zone 4 in shelby county, iowa.

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    I'd say Seeking over chasing! Who's with me???

    I'd say Seeking over chasing! Who's with me???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin3vd1 View Post
    IOWA Whitetail Rut dates needed Charles Alsheimer's style!
    Best time for seeking bucks, anyone know?
    10 day period starting with 2nd full moon after autumn equinox.
    For 2008.
    Thanks!
    Kevin
    The 1st full week of Nov. would be my guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin3vd1 View Post
    I'd say Seeking over chasing! Who's with me???
    I would say early november say the 1st-9th would be a good time on any year.
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    The first week would be Seeking. Most big boys close to the 9th nov.

    The first week would be Seeking. Most big boys close to the 9th nov.

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    Three days after the full moon in November things should start getting good!

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    I saw alot of buck movement last year from Halloween on, but for me the 2nd & 3rd weeks of Nov. had the best movement.
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