Deer hunting active during the rut, timing in Florida January 4, 2013

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Deer hunting active during the rut, timing in Florida January 4, 2013 The Northwest Florida Daily News
... Unlike some states whose peak rutting period is within a short time span, that’s not the case in Florida. Bucks begin rutting in south Florida in August and the peak rutting dates are later as you move up peninsular Florida, including the panhandle... “With bucks, the rut begins with the decreasing photoperiod or periods of daylight, which triggers certain hormonal changes, including increased testosterone... James Kelly, assistant Deer Management Program coordinator


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