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Old 11-06-2017, 04:36 PM
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Default The Rut .. call it as you see it

Below is a pretty good overview of what the Rut structure is all about.

Call the complete rut cycle the Rut or call the Female's peak estrous cycle the complete Rut, it doesn't really matter.. it never changes much.

"In our service area in Oklahoma and Texas, the peak of the rut is generally in mid-late November. A common belief is that cooler weather is responsible for the increased rutting activity at this time; however, photoperiod is the primary contributor. During this two to three week period, most does come into estrous for the first time of the season. Does are receptive for around 24 hours. If they are not bred during this time frame, they generally recycle in three to four weeks. A doe will recycle several times; however, failure to conceive during the first or second estrous period may indicate an improper buck to doe ratio. As the peak of the rut approaches, there is an increase in bucks chasing does (usually before she is receptive) and bucks tending does (usually during a doe's receptive period). These activities are often witnessed by hunters and are often what hunters are speaking about when they talk about the rut. Most antler fights occur during this period as well; however, most male encounters are settled without physical altercation. Frequency of antler fights declines after the peak of the rut."
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Old 11-07-2017, 05:51 AM
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I just know that it happens, never pin point a date but you will know it when it's on because bucks you never saw before show up...the woods are noisy and things running around due to the chaos...+20 to -20...mid day, early or late...all night too hi tide,low tide, full moon, half moon, windy, raining,pure blizzard...it happens.
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Old 11-07-2017, 06:21 AM
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It's always on November 20th.


Always.
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It's always on November 20th.


Always.
, yup!!!
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:27 AM
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It's always on November 20th.


Always.
What time?
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:47 AM
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About 8:33 am give or take a few minutes.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:57 AM
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What time?
I'm not going to give away ALL my secrets...... sheesh!!!
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:24 AM
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I'm not going to give away ALL my secrets...... sheesh!!!
I think you already have.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:36 AM
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I think you already have.
I've forgotten more than most know!
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I've forgotten more than most know!
Hey .. wrong thread. The " .... behind the gun counter " is on another page.
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Hey .. wrong thread. The " .... behind the gun counter " is on another page.
Hahaha!
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Does the rut account for daylight savings time?
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:35 AM
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Does the rut account for daylight savings time?
Nope just get a tidal forecast and your good to go!
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About 8:33 am give or take a few minutes.
I will consult my horoscope to verify this.
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:36 AM
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First rutting activity started here in southern Manitoba yesterday (Nov 7th). All bucks spotted were chasing does.
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:22 AM
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The ruts over lol! I saw a buck mounting a doe last night !!! Maybe he was just trying to stay warm but either way he was spreading his seed.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:38 AM
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very excited to get out tomorrow. Have not been out in a week. Last I saw they were yet to start following. I have a feeling its going to be a very good weekend
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