The December Rut

Plenty of people think that the December Rut does not really happen in the Midwest because they don’t see it. I get the pleasure of observing the December Rut every year at some time or Screen Shot 2016 12 24 at 12.15.23 PM 300x156 The December Rutanother.  In this video I show buck activity on my 47 acre property in Lenawee County Michigan on December 10th 2016.  I go over why it is that many hunters do not see this rutting activity.  First and foremost, many hunters create too high a disruption on their properties earlier in the season, mainly by leaving too much scent, and not using proper stand placement and approach.  Second, it is a sporadic event.  There are not as many does going into estrus so the “rut” is not happening all over the place like it is in November.  When a doe fawn or a doe missed in the November cycle goers into heat, it draws a lot of bucks to her small area.  So hunters in other areas are not seeing as much. But if you are patient, use great scent, trail, and stand control earlier in the year, you will see it one day. For detailed information on scent control, property layout, and habitat improvements please purchase my book here: EXTREME DEER HABITAT BOOK.

 

 

 

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4 comments on “The December Rut
  1. JD says:

    Great post. Good to hear from ya again. Hope all is well

  2. Kim Danylchuk says:

    U bought your book, and watch you on u-tube. You showed that you use scent free detergent, and you assume that this is OK for your hunting clothes. I went to the Bulk Barn store here in Timmins, and found a scent free, dye free detergent with a detailed listing of it’s ingredients. It lists “color enhancers” in the detergent. I assume that this is uv enhancers. I would think that all scent fee, dye free detergents that are not explicitly stated as being free of uv enhancers indeed contain them, just like this detergent. So it would seem to be an error to try to save costs by using detergents that are not explicitly stated as being free of uv enhancers. What do you think?

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