November 17th, 2010, 07:17 PM
how long does the rut last?
when the does become HOT how long does rutting last?
i know bucks rome from miles away but when the rut is over will they settle new land or go back from which they came?
November 17th, 2010, 07:21 PM
This might give you a good idea of what the rut looks like.
November 17th, 2010, 08:29 PM
For me usually a minute
November 17th, 2010, 08:34 PM
please tell me how you last so long
Originally Posted by isaacd
November 17th, 2010, 08:47 PM
do bucks stay were they have roamed or do they wander back home?
November 17th, 2010, 08:51 PM
They wander back home...they usually will return back to their core area if not every day, every few days. When you hear about how far a buck travels during the rut (could be miles and miles), that distance usually isn't THAT far from their core area. Those miles they put on are considering all of the zig-zagging, back and forth, up and down ridges, checking local doe bedding areas, etc. That isn't to say that a buck spotted on one property can't be spotted on a property 3 miles away. But, typically they do come home and will spend the winter "where they are from".
November 17th, 2010, 08:53 PM
They spend most of their lives inside a home range where they feel secure. The majority of the time, once they come back down from their rut-crazed wanderlust they'll head back to the places they are used to and their familiar bedding and feeding areas.
Originally Posted by pse85
November 17th, 2010, 09:55 PM
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