Oak Duke: Deer studies throw light on breeding times 12/30/2010 Pennsyvlania Population

A growing number of deer hunters and researchers subscribe to the theory that there are really three ruts each year, an early rut when old does come into estrus, the rut itself, usually 26 days later when the bulk of the mature does come into season, and the third rut, approximately 26 days later when about 25 percent of the female fawns of the year come into season.

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