if your rut-hunt plan revolves around the moon, you’ll love the fall of 2017
N ow, if you’re one of those hunters with a little more flexibility when it comes to scheduling your rut hunts and have an interest in digging a little deeper into rut theories, here’s your next step: Keep in mind the aforementioned photoperiod insights and then add in the potential impacts of the moon and annual patterns.
More than 20 years ago, New York outdoor writer and photographer Charles Alsheimer and Pennsylvania commissioner of wildlife Wayne Laroche began a study that continues to captivate the deer-hunting community. Their research was aimed at tracking and understanding the timing of the rut by analyzing multiple data points, such as cardeer collisions, trail cam photos, air temperature, weather fronts, moon phase, and in-person observation. What they found, contrary to many
two southeastern wisconsin bucks fight for dominance in a tamarack swamp.