Southwest Michigan deer rut activity peaks, whitetails scurry to dodge hunters, breed November 14, 2013

Michigan Deer Population, Management News and Information Archive

... Michigan season is planned to overlap the highest time of deer activity ... a few weeks prior to breeding.  Breeding activity for Michigan deer is generally earliest in the southern part of the Lower Peninsula, though breeding for young does born in spring 2013 often occurs a month or more later than for older deer, into mid-December... 

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