Bucks in love, out in open November 9, 2011 Lousiana

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Bucks in love, out in open November 9, 2011 Lousiana, Shreveport Times

"During the rut, bucks are less wary and are more vulnerable to harvest," ... ... The rut forecast ... one of the widest ranges in the country with the peak going from as early as September to February, [Scott Durham, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries deer study leader] ... Also affecting the rut are moon phases, the length of days, the condition of the herds and weather. Some experts believe the rut begins after a full moon, because that's when does come into estrus.

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