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Buck chasing doe
Grant Woods

Timing of the Rut


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I’ve heard many theories about what determines the timing of the rut. Most of these theories are based on assumptions that whitetail breeding is triggered by a specific phase or characteristic of the moon’s orbit. However, the “timing of whitetail breeding is related to a phase of the moon” theory was brutally murdered by a […]

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buck chasing doe
Grant Woods

The Rut


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Just the mention of November causes excitement throughout most of the whitetail’s range! This is probably because the peak of the whitetail’s rut occurs in November where most folks hunt deer. Hunting during the rut can be extremely exciting! This is a time when hunters are likely to see bucks chasing does, bucks fighting, and/or […]

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Deer pre-rut
Grant Woods

Pre-rut


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Throughout most of the whitetails’ range, the last week of October is the pre rut. This is a period during the breeding cycle of whitetails when bucks testosterone levels are high but, most does aren’t feeling the urge to dance. This results in bucks being very active, probably frustrated, and easily aggravated. Most men and […]

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