On today's show, guest host Tony Peterson chats with Dr. Jon McRoberts about the Missouri deer research he led, which discovered how far some bucks are capable of traveling throughout the fall.
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The calendar suggests that November wasn’t long ago. For many deer enthusiasts, the only thing more distant than November’s end is its next beginning. Call it deer camp withdrawal, or perhaps more aptly, a deer camp hangover. Should you find yourself stricken by a case of early onset holiday blues as proverbial deer opener “holidays” are overtaken by the holidays, the prescription is not more cowbell. (Okay, maybe that clip helps a little.) But...
Whitetail hunters live for the November rut. It’s what we dream of all year. But sometimes the reality of the rut falls short of expectations. When that happens, it’s easy for panic to set in. The remedy? Go back to the basics.
In my mind, there are four key principles that will always keep you in the action this time of year. These are my rules for the whitetail rut.
Find the Does
The reason the whitetail rut is so exciting is because, for a few...
If you are bear hunting from late May into June, your hunt will be influenced by the bear rut. Knowing all you can about it will make you a better hunter.
A 1980 study by Kim Barber and Frederick Lindzey conducted on Long Island, Washington, found that female bears are in estrus ranging from six to 16 days each spring with the average time being 9.25 days. The length of estrus often depends on how quickly the sow is bred. During the research...