Rutting study results, hunting season comments sought January 15, 2013 Tennesse

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Rutting study results, hunting season comments sought January 15, 2013 Tennesse,
Last year, several deer hunters in southern Middle Tennessee expressed concern that the peak white-tailed deer mating season (rut) was later than biologists thought and that hunting seasons should be extended as a result... "The vast majority of the samples taken revealed a November or December breeding date, although there were some that were conceived in January. This reaffirms our belief that the peak of the rut occurs in the November-December time frame for the vast majority of the state." ... TWRA's Chief of Wildlife Daryl Ratajczak

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