Deer Hunting in Central North Carolina
Rut in Chatham County
This is my 4th year hunting in Chatham couty now and I am pretty much decided that the major peak of rut activity has come and gone before gun season ever starts in Chatham county. I have noticed a minor peak of activity around the 2nd week of december but nothing compared to what I was used to during the primary rut phase in Warren and Pasquotank couties. I recently lost my best spot in Chatham county this year and my only other spot to hunt is full of only does and 3-6 young bucks. They are cowhorns and three pointers. The quality of these bucks has not seemed to increase over three years. Will they ever mature in to something better or are they genetically stuck for life. I have this same problem where I hunt in wake county. Right now my spot to hunt in Warren couty is just to far away from home, my two small boys and momma. When I do get to make the trek it is usually ruined by people running dogs. Which makes hunting at home in Chatham county just that much more attractive to me. Being as I am not a native of Chatham county hunting spots are hard to come by for this 5 year old Silk Hope resident. Am I set up for dissapointment this year or should I continue to watch trash bucks and patiently wait to get lucky and see something out of the norm. I may get the spot I lost back next year which has 3 good shooters. Maybe if I get to go back they will be the monster bucks that I have been dreaming of.