Late Season Bowhunting Strategies

Adam Hays
Hunting the 2nd Rut

Hunting the 2nd Rut

I’ve read numerous articles about the second rut and heard many different opinions on this matter. As far as I’m concerned, I believe what I see and I have witnessed first-hand, bucks breeding does in October prior to the main rut and as late as February long after the November peak. Why? I’m sure it has a lot to do with buck to doe ratios, with some does not getting bred the first time around along with fawns born late and coming into estrous later than the rest of the herd. I’m not going to say I know for sure though,...

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