Pennsylvania Game News - January 2019 - 2

THE RUT
Pennsylvania's whitetail rut follows
nature's historic rhythm, peaking about
the week before Thanksgiving each year.
But some breeding occurs noticeably
earlier or well later than this. That's why
we find scrapes in early October, bucks
chasing does in the firearms season, even
paired-up suitors in the late-archery and
flintlock seasons.
Photoperiod, or daylight duration, is
the key factor determining when the rut
begins, said Christopher Rosenberry,
Game Commission Deer and Elk Section
supervisor. It's why the onset of the rut and
peak for deer breeding is fairly consistent

and predictable.
If a cold snap drove rut activity, deer
in the northern tier would go into the rut
earlier than those in southern counties. But
they don't, Rosenberry said.
Still, several factors might lead to earlier or later breeding.
For all the commotion bucks can make
in marking their territories ahead of and
during the rut, it's important to remember
that does run the show. Nothing substantial can happen until they're in heat.
Adult does generally enter estrous in
mid-November, based on Pennsylvania
whitetail-conception data, Rosenberry

IN-HEAT DOES SEND BUCKS ON
Jacob Dingel

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