© By Othmar Vohringer
“When does the whitetail deer rut occur?” This is the most frequently asked question wherever I talk to hunters. In a previous article, Understanding the rut, I explained what the different phases of the rut and the triggers for that event. No other subject of whitetail deer hunting is as controversial and myth laden as the rut.
Here at Whitetail Deer Passion I always try to use the latest scientific research combined with my own field observations and a good helping of commonsense to provide information about this controversial subject. As I stated many times before, when it comes to whitetail deer behaviour nothing is written in stone. What was scientific fact a few years ago has been proven wrong while others remained fact to this day. Add to this old school thinking and beliefs that have been passed on through generations and it can become quite an opinionated discussion at times.