September 06, 2019 at 7:34am
I want to share this info as I just love monitoring my property along with the deer herd. Over the last 5 years I have put together that the majority of the Does on my property give birth around the 4th of July. If you backup 200 days that puts the peak of the rut around Mid-December in my area (Catahoula Parish). This big Doe is still carrying on August 8th and by the looks of it will give birth any day. Backing up 200 days puts her getting bred around January 21st on the 2nd rut. If you look at the “Louisiana Estimated Deer Breeding Periods” That the LDWLF puts out is dead on the mark for peak rut in my area. Collecting data every year and bouncing it off of the LDWF data they have can help tremendously when planning vacation time for hunting the rut.