"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Saturday, November 5, 2016

THE RUT HAS STARTED

Two days ago I finally observed bucks displaying  rutting behavior. During the early stages the bucks are trolling...walking through likely areas hoping to catch the scent of a doe in estrus...















Even small bucks get caught up in the frenzy of the rut at this time of the year...



Licking branches, which serve as signposts for other deer, get visited frequently...





Rubs, like the one shown below, are being made...



Photographers and hunters look forward to the rut with great anticipation. They know that this is the one time each year when normally cautious bucks are visible during the day; responding to the irresistible urge to reproduce...



Deer will be traveling both day and night until the rut ends. Please be careful when driving, I don't want to lose any readers due to collisions with deer.

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