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early mating ?

Old 11-13-2017, 07:10 AM
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Default early mating ?

Here in North Central Wi we had mating begin on November 1st this is historically early by about 10 to 13 days---not just me but many of my hunting Buds in the area ! Anybody else ?
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:25 AM
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The rut is on here as well, (western VA.) since first of Nov. bucks are real "stinky" this year!!
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:00 PM
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Keep in mind ďthe rutĒ isnít like a light switch, on or off. Some does, inexplicably come in earlier. I found 1 day old twin fawns on May 18th one year on my farm in a field I was mowing (Va). That puts conception in late October...why, no idea. Things ramp up over a period of time. Bucks begin cruising more in daylight. Then a doe here or there start comes and finally lots of does come into heat and the woods goes crazy with chasing and peak breeding and seeking. Itís always over a couple week period and extensive research has proven that it falls very consistently in any region at the same time every year...give or take a day. Lastly, itís also been proven that the moon phase doesnít matter when it falls. I hear you on timing because where I am in Va Iíve been losing my mind wondering about this years rut, which was supposed to be intense and hasnít been here.
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