Deer hunting, Southern style [timing of the rut] November 19, 2011 Florida

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Deer hunting, Southern style [timing of the rut] November 19, 2011 Florida, Florida Times-Union

... in extreme South Florida, bucks rut in summer — July and August — with fawns born in February and March. Yet in Florida’s Panhandle, west of Tallahassee to Pensacola, bucks are rutting through February (with even a special primitive weapons season capitalizing on the event at that time of year).... In nearby Alabama, January is the heralded whitetail rut, ... While in next-door middle Georgia, late October and early November is the time when buck necks swell.


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