How long is the rut in WI?

How long is the rut in WI?

We at have tracked this for years. It is not a perfect science, and if the weather is to warm it will slow rut down. In our eyes the perfect 7 days for your “Rutcation” is October 31st till November 6th. Good luck and stay safe.

Does the heat affect the rut?

There’s plenty of data to show that temperature does not trigger the rut. Deer don’t move about as much during extended periods of unseasonably hot temperatures (The first of those days is another story.) So, deer are still breeding and chasing.

Are deer still in rut in Wisconsin?

During the rut or whitetail mating season that moves into high gear from late October though mid-November, bow hunting stories abound across Wisconsin. Now is the time for excruciating, close encounters with monster bucks and success stories of tagging once-in-a-lifetime deer.

What time of day do bucks move during the rut?

“Males showed more movement activity during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. with another smaller peak between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Conversely, the time when males were least active was midday from 11:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Males seemed to maintain some level of activity throughout the nighttime hours.

When does the rut start in the Midwest?

The rut still happens regardless of warm temperatures. If you are hit with warm weather, and struggle to see buck activity in November, not all is lost. In mid-November, during the peak of breeding, a number of bucks get locked down with does, but if you’re still seeing a lot of does moving there just might be a nice buck with them.

Is the Wisconsin rut report a real thing?

We gather the information to share with you, 100% fair chase. Real people hunting the same way that you do, after work, on weekends and when vacation time allows. 100% real world hunting! We bring you hunting reports in real time across the entire state of Wisconsin and help you identify what is happening in your own county.

When is the best time to go rut hunting?

Mother Nature knows this, and so forget about an early or late rut. It’s going to happen in November. Two factors will contribute to whether it’s a good rut for hunters or not – the weather and the moon phase. Keep in mind that even during a full moon and 75-degree beach-type days, the rut happens.

When do whitetail deer go into rut?

It generally occurs during the last seven to 10 days in October, and can last into early November, depending on specific locations. Rut sign is really ramping up now, and testosterone levels are getting deer up on their feet a little earlier in the day.