Deer rutting period is ideal time for hunters November 7, 2015 Tennessee

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Deer rutting period is ideal time for huntersNovember 7, 2015 Tennessee, Leaf Chronicle
... Deer have a light-sensitive gland at the base of their brains known as the pineal gland. It serves as a “third eye” that controls their reproductive cycle through a process known as photoperiodism.  As days get shorter during the autumn, less light is gathered through the deer’s eyes, which activates the pineal gland and the urge to reproduce...


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