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Muzzle loader & the rut??????

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With muzzle loader season kicking off this weekend and reports of the rut being very slow thus far, what are opinions on how much if any of the rut is left?  This past weekend I saw two nice bucks dogging a  doe out in a field.  Went out and setup my ground blind and am still finding tons of new rubs in the woods.  Not much for scrapes, but with the ground being frozen like it is, didn't expect much.  I guessing there might still be a few does that have not come into heat or few that are in breeding mode now.  I am setup in the woods between bedding and a large picked cornfield, hoping to catch them on their way to eat, but hoping that maybe there is still enough of the rut left to keep a few big boys on their feet and moving?????????

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in the Elk River area from last Thursday to Sunday I saw one monster on the tail of a doe and my buddies hunting the area saw a few does get breed so I would say there is a chance. Also in the Crosslake are I saw a buck hanging with a doe while checking hunting areas

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Was out last night pulling cards and checking on blind for this weekend. A lot of bucks hitting and making new scrapes and does still going through them. Hoping still a few out running now they have had two weeks of no one really pushing them.

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