RE: how long is the rut?
bucks have been running does for almost 4 weeks in our area. Check with your states game dept. Texas has a regional breakdown of the rut which showed it peaking in our area 3 days after gun season opened. They were right on the money. Look for a secondary rut 30 days later for those does that didn't get bred. Younger does may go into heat later because of a later birth, summer instead of spring. I saw two fawns with spots on opening day. They couldnt have been more than 3 months old. That means mamma was bred in late Feb early March if my thinking is right.
I feel more like I do now than when I first got here!