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Tactics for Hunting Pre Rut Does

Tactics for Hunting Pre Rut Does

Pre Rut Doe Hunting available in many States Across the US

Kansas Pre Rut hunting does not last long.  Many states are allowing a very short time frame in order to allow hunters a chance to get a doe in the freezer months prior to hunting for their buck.  For two days Oct 8th and 9th hunters will begin to take to the fields to find their prize.  

Pre Rut Doe Tactics

Prior to the rut many does are still traveling in packs.  Where their is one, you will probably find many.  This increases not only your chance to load your freezer but select which doe might be best to pull from the herd.  If you are hunting an area you return to year after year, taking certain does from the herd will increase not only your chances of not only create a better herd but increasing the competition for the larger more mature bucks.  It has been shown when their is an increase in the competition for does, larger bucks tend to compete for those select herds.

Due to the fact that the does have not been harassed prior to the rut they tend to be more calm than during the rut.  Though care still needs to be taken due to their inherent nature they tend to look out for one another.  Once you have select the doe you would like to shoot take care to be as stealthy as possible so that if the herd is not totally spooked you might get another look at your second doe choice. 

Good luck, stay safe and as always post your hunts to the photo wall once you have collected your hunting prize.


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  • is the creation by two friends who love the great outdoors.  After a decade’s worth of tormenting each other with photos of trophy shots and catches, the Annual Shot Em’ & Caught Em’ Party was born.  Not only is it a great time, we clear the freezers for next year’s big haul.  We diversified the Shot Em’ & Caught Em’ party experience for one of the co-founders’ bachelor party AT A local ranch.  While fishing in the ranch ponds and shooting wild pigs responsible for wreaking havoc on the land, we began to explore the idea of a website dedicated exclusively to what we love to do in our free time…hunting and fishing.  Many, many beers later, the concept of a website where people could heckle friends with similar interests across the globe came to fruition.  Lucky for us, social networking for the outdoorsman and/or outdoor woman was an untapped market.

    Sure, there are places for men and women alike to display the fruits of their labor as well as the hard stitch effort it takes to land the big one.  However, there’s not a place to connect and share personal experiences and pitfalls solely related to hunting and fishing…  until now!  Our vision includes a place for all outdoor fanatics to connect and share local experiences on a global level.  

    We are dedicated to maintaining the latest and greatest hunting and fishing information on  We will continue to make additions and subtractions to ensure the vision of our social network environment is fun and entertaining for all outdoorsmen and outdoor women.  Tell your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, etc. to visit and be part of the first social network dedicated to the great outdoors.  Show us yours and we’ll show you ours……photos that is of what you shot and caught (licensed, legal hunts ONLY!).