Whitetail rut activity about to hit its prime time October 29, 2016 Pennsylvania

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Whitetail rut activity about to hit its prime time October 29, 2016 Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
... The Pennsylvania Game Commission collected fetuses from more than 6,000 road-killed does between 2000-07. Biologists aged them and figured out the date they were conceived...  the rut peaks each year in mid-November, regardless of things like weather and moon phase... Photoperiod — i.e. the number of hours of daylight — is what drives reproduction ...


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