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Gone Hunting.. => The Camp Fire => Topic started by: yari on February 28, 2019, 04:31:52 PM

Title: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on February 28, 2019, 04:31:52 PM
on the way home from work, I saw what looked like 2 bucks chasing a doe. I was on the HWY, but got a pretty good look. does will recycle until they are bred, but this is wat too late. this would put the fawns born august or sept.

hopefully she gets away. there is no way a fawn born then would make it through winter
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on February 28, 2019, 04:33:25 PM
When is your normal rut out there?
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on February 28, 2019, 04:56:29 PM
When is your normal rut out there?

most breeding is done in November. fawns in april/May
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on February 28, 2019, 05:45:54 PM
I had read only 3 times the does come in to breed  mike would know

hey mike
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on February 28, 2019, 06:46:57 PM
Same as here in Maryland but I don't get out in the woods much until turkey season in April to see who is chasing who. I guess there are always exceptions to the rules of engagement.
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on February 28, 2019, 07:09:22 PM
Our fawns normally arrive in May & June here (Nov & Dec breeding) but occasionally we'll see a little one later - very rarely.  That seems crazy late Yari, especially with the crazy weather you've had this year - both bucks and does need to be concentrating on keeping enough fat on to survive.
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on February 28, 2019, 07:28:54 PM
I wish it wasn't on the HWY so I could get a longer look. sure looked like a breeding party
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2019, 12:26:35 AM
Have seen the results of a very late rut , very small deer in their second year . 
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2019, 09:01:28 AM
I have read somewhere once that bucks keep there antlers longer when the are Does that are unbred.
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2019, 09:04:27 AM
Have seen the results of a very late rut , very small deer in their second year .

i had some very young fawns down here this year. they had spots into early october. they are still alive, but small. i just bought some corn for my dad to put out. he has 8-10 come in every night. no bucks. there have been o bucks over 1 1/2 coming to his corn all fall and into the winter. i just find this very odd. i have a cam to prove it. in years past, there was always a stud buck coming in. @--0--0117 @--0--0117
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2019, 09:06:41 AM
I have read somewhere once that bucks keep there antlers longer when the are Does that are unbred.

i've seen bucks breed w/o antlers. heck i saw a buck w/o antler in november

have to ask WV, but i think it's a function of food, nutrients and daylight
Title: Re: 4th rut??????????
Post by: [Blocked] on March 01, 2019, 03:25:03 PM
I have read somewhere once that bucks keep there antlers longer when the are Does that are unbred.

Yeah, I believe that is true.  Bucks lose their antlers when their testosterone drops.  When there is breeding still to do, the testosterone stays high thus keeping their antlers.  (Could be due to a bad buck:doe ratio?)