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Thursday, December 22, 2005

When does the Whitetail Rutt Begin?

We harvested a 10 point whitetail buck at 5:33 pm on Monday, December 19, 2005. It came out looking for does near the end of shooting hours. The shot was 30 yards with a Ruger Blackhawk 44 Magnum handgun. The big buck was 200 pounds and was all rutted-up with a swollen neck and a strong musty smell.

When does the whitetail rutt begin?

The authoritative word is: this year in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, the whitetail rutt began on December 13, 2005. Normally in this part of Louisiana, the whitetail rutt begins on December 7 and runs for about a month. Of course, the date that the whitetail rut begins may vary from year to year due to weather conditions.

So that's the answer to the question, when does the whitetail rut begin?
 
posted at 8:11 AM