RE: Peak rut dates for Maryland
It's hard to tell. The 15th is a good guess but it depends on this crazy weather. I always shoot for the 15th but last year it was touch and go. I don't think it kicked in until the week of Thanksgiving. Do you best to get max time in the woods around that date and try to devote more time if you miss it.
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