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Old 11-10-2009, 01:25 PM
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DeerandbearhoG
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Originally Posted by Steve863 View Post
I've had people argue with me when I bring up the weather. They say weather has nothing to do with it and it's all about the moon cycles and things like that. I say BS! If it's warm there is less breeding activity in my opinion. Sure a buck will breed a willing doe if he finds one no matter what the weather, but in general there is less activity when it is warm.
I am pretty certain that does start coming into estrus as a result of a decrease in daylight, but I think some of them do earlier than others. I saw plenty of serious chasing and tending as early as oct 25th this year, and some of those does looked like they were ready to be bred soon by their behavior. I think deer move less in general when its warm ,this time of year, simply because they are wearing their winter coats now.
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