Re: Alsheimer Rut Predictions
I cannot believe nobody clearly sees the contradiction in the whole rut process prediction business.
We clearly understand the the rut is brought on by photoperiodism, which is an animals reaction to change in daylight hour lengths. Being that the first day of summer is the longest day, and the first day of winter is the shortest day...the length of daylight never changes from year to year. The amount of Daylight on November 1st 1999, is the same amount of daylight on November 1st, 2012 and even if its not identical, its within 10 minutes. If that is true, then the rut would start the same time every year, which it mainly does here in PA, being the 2nd week of November when most of the does are bred.
Hunting from October 20th till the end of the season shows an increase in buck activity. Theres no need for silly predictions or guess work. We all see fawns the same time every spring, we all see a peak in buck harvests once November hits and thats proof enough in my book. The majority of the breeding happens during a close period of time, that way when the does start fawning in the spring, they flood the market so to speak, so predators cant pick them off one at a time while they drop. Breeding occurs 2nd week of November in PA.
I often wonder,Why do people get mad, when you tell them the truth?
"You can't fix stupid!"