Deer Rut in Ontario

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How do you predict the annual Deer RUT in Ontario?

From various informative site here is their opinion

Huntress Carrie Z first discovered this RUT calculation 7 years ago, She said she was a bit skeptical. But year after year it has proven to be extremely accurate for predicting the Midwest Whitetail Deer rutting season. In Wisconsin you can set your clocks to it.

Calculation used to determine the Rut: Autumn Equinox + 2 Full Moon Cycles + 10 Days = 1st Day of Rut + 14 days of activity


Charlie Alshiemer predicts an earlier RUT

The Autumnal Equinox for this year falls on Sept 22, making the rutting moon October 29.

 According to Charlie’s theory, we should start seeing light seeking starting around the 24-25th of October. The seeking should escalate to full chase phase around the 30-31st of October. The breeding phase should start the following week, right around the 6-7th of November and should be finished up by the 17-18th, then the second rut should be into seeking/chase phase.

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