you think that hurricane sandy had any effect on the rut....i am thinking that a higher percentage of the does may not have been bred and could possibly come back into heat during rifle season.....
The rut is controlled by the does. The theory is that the second full moon after the fall equinox (what the Native Americans called the "hunting moon") triggers estrus. The bucks go crazy then. However, some people who study the rut think the extremely heavy cloud cover diminished the light from the full moon and possibly delayed estrus by a few days in many does. Whether or not that happened, I don't know. But that's the theory.RonM said:How would that event effect the rut...?Was not a huge temp drop