Re: PA RUT 2011
It's triggered by the photo-period which is about the same every year. A few early doe, a few late doe, but after getting tired of anecdotal stories, I started a detailed journal three seasons ago.
Eight of ten big buck sightings from the stand have been between Nov. 3 and Nov 10. I saw six bucks last year on Nov 6. My daughters were going back to school the night of Nov. 7, and they hit a huge buck on the PA turnpike. The state cop who arrived there said it was his fourth deer/car incident that hour. All bucks.
There are always exceptions. If you have to choose five days, Nov 5-10.
A closed mind keeps the truth out