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Postby wobblegobble » Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:05 pm

Many on this site argue with the guys in my area about when our rut takes place...In our area the first one starts in mid December and the last one on the juvy weekend...We are on the Alabama border and Have plenty of bucks to breed our Does. Most in our area are only shooting one deer and the last 5 years we have been e had 150-182 inch deer killed in our town...but these does are proof our rut starts late...One pix of a new born the other pregnant.
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Re: More Proof

Postby Andy S. » Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:34 am

Great photo, thanks for sharing.

That doe was likely bred around New Years Day, nothing overly alarming about that. It happens “occasionally” all across the state, especially with fawns who come in a little later.
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Re: More Proof

Postby MUP » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:20 am

That's about what I came up with too Andy. I always back up 2 more weeks from when I see the first fawns on camera, and that put my guess right at the first of Jan as well.
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Re: More Proof

Postby Snake » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:23 am

Was showed a video once of a buck breeding a doe on our plant's property the last of March and yes the buck's antlers was gone kinda looked weird :? Has anyone any proof that if a doe don't get bred that she keeps on coming in heat (28 days?) until she takes ? I think they will continue to come in .
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Re: More Proof

Postby wobblegobble » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:14 pm

All of our fawns show up at this time of the year, I tried to post pictures of pregnant does from this week but this site is tough to post pic. We have several pregnant does right now
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Re: More Proof

Postby Andy S. » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:59 pm

Snake wrote:Has anyone any proof that if a doe don't get bred that she keeps on coming in heat (28 days?) until she takes ? I think they will continue to come in .
Most free range wild does come in heat only a few times, but some pen raised deer have been documented to recycle six to seven times.
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Re: More Proof

Postby Roost 1 » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:17 pm

Seems to me y’all need to shoot a lot more does. I think it’s fair to suspect fawns being born in August “ could” be bred in March. We have June fawns being bred in Dec/Jan up here.
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Re: More Proof

Postby oldmanelrod » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:49 pm

I do lots of hunting in SE Giles County right off exit 14 on I-65 and the primary rut usually kicks in good around the first week in December. That said 25 miles South in Elkmont, AL where I live the primary rut gets going between the 2nd and 3rd week of Dec. We usually start seeing our fawns in Elkmont around the 4th of July. By contrast I also hunt right on the Moore County/Lincoln County line. There the primary seems to be the 3rd to 4th weeks of November each year and fawns start shouting up In June each year. Depending on where I am in the areas I hunt in TN and AL ( It is only a the 50 miles East to West and 30 miles North to South area) there Is a months difference in the start of the primary rut.
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Re: More Proof

Postby wobblegobble » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:19 am

oldmanelrod wrote:I do lots of hunting in SE Giles County right off exit 14 on I-65 and the primary rut usually kicks in good around the first week in December. That said 25 miles South in Elkmont, AL where I live the primary rut gets going between the 2nd and 3rd week of Dec. We usually start seeing our fawns in Elkmont around the 4th of July. By contrast I also hunt right on the Moore County/Lincoln County line. There the primary seems to be the 3rd to 4th weeks of November each year and fawns start shouting up In June each year. Depending on where I am in the areas I hunt in TN and AL ( It is only a the 50 miles East to West and 30 miles North to South area) there Is a months difference in the start of the primary rut.


Exactly! And most people want to tell others that their rut is the same time everywhere....just not true.
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Re: More Proof

Postby Mike Belt » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:24 am

It puzzles me why the rut really gets under way at different times on different properties when they may be virtually next door. On the land I used to lease in Hardeman County the rut started about 1 week after it did on another parcel of land I know of only 5 miles away there. This happened yearly and the only answer I can come up with is that possibly a genetics difference????
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Re: More Proof

Postby MUP » Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:25 pm

The hard chasing is usually the first couple weeks of Nov where I hunt, with the secondary rut coming back in the first couple of weeks of Dec. I have seen a buck dogging a doe during the first week of Feb close by my house even. Iirc, does continue to come into estrous until they are bred. At least I remember it being said here before I do believe, by a deer biologist. Of course I could be wrong, wouldn't be the first time. :)
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Re: More Proof

Postby wobblegobble » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:01 pm

This was in the yard today
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Re: More Proof

Postby MUP » Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:06 am

:D Button fawn?
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Re: More Proof

Postby EastTNHunter » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:40 pm

I saw a fawn in full spots during ML season about 2 years ago in Hamilton County. I’ve heard that does are likely bred in every month of the year, although most do get bred in the primary or second rut...
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Re: More Proof

Postby Mike Belt » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:11 am

It wouldn't surprise me if the only months does aren't bred here in Tn are June, July, August, and September.
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