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#6078233 - 12/11/15 08:38 AM Second Rut?
willboy10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 21
Loc: Waxahachie, TX/Fanshawe, OK
I've heard that right around Christmas or so, whitetails go through a second, smaller rut... What do y'all know about that?
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#6078264 - 12/11/15 08:57 AM Re: Second Rut? [Re: willboy10]
BenBob Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 01/27/06
Posts: 6196
Loc: Undercover
Unbred does cycle again and bucks get after them. Sometimes there is more intensity in this rut than the original because there are fewer unbred does and more competition for the bucks to land one of the does.
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#6078288 - 12/11/15 09:11 AM Re: Second Rut? [Re: willboy10]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26906
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
more or less its yearling doe that cycle late
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#6078317 - 12/11/15 09:25 AM Re: Second Rut? [Re: willboy10]
SouthTXhunter07 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/21/13
Posts: 176
Loc: South TX, Carrizo Springs
Every year it has been a pattern in south TX, the best time to hunt is peak rut Xmas-a couple days past New Years.

So yes, you are correct.
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#6078445 - 12/11/15 10:57 AM Re: Second Rut? [Re: willboy10]
willboy10 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 06/09/15
Posts: 21
Loc: Waxahachie, TX/Fanshawe, OK
Alright cool, I as just scared I may had missed the rut.. I hadn't really had the chance to hunt because of playoff football, but im glad I have a little something to look forward to now..
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#6078450 - 12/11/15 10:59 AM Re: Second Rut? [Re: willboy10]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26906
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
depending on conditions post rut is better hunting than during the rut... not as much this year though
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