The 2012 white-tailed deer rut is mere weeks away from kicking into full gear. Are you prepared? Deer & Deer Hunting has two brand-new downloads that will help make sure you’re in your stand for deer hunting’s primetime.
Target the best days to be in your stand this fall using the 2012 Rut Forecast Download. Through research involving the phases of the moon, longtime Deer & Deer Hunting contributor Charles Alsheimer and Vermont wildlife biologist Wayne Laroche detail how the 2012 whitetail rut will unfold. The in-depth download explains the timing of the different phases of the rut — seeking, chasing and breeding — and tells you what you should expect to see as the whitetail rut plays out. Most importantly, it will let you know the dates when you absolutely need to be in your hotspot with your bow or gun in hand!
Any Southern deer hunter can tell you the rut plays out a little differently down there. That’s why we created the 2012/2013 Southern Rut Forecast Download. Read about the influences that determine when the rut will hit its peak in your neck of the woods — biology, photoperiod, genetics, weather, herd demographics and more — and what that means for the Southern properties you hunt. Jeremy Flinn, Dr. Steve Demarais and Dr. Bronson Strickland provide a breakdown of peak rut estimates within each section of the Southern states — Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. With this download, you won’t miss the peak rut in your part of the South!