Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

muley rut

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 10-31-2007, 12:23 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,377
found this: "The breeding season for most Rocky Mountain mule deer begins in late October with fawning occurring as early as late May and peaking in June. Mule deer does have a gestation period of about 210 days. Arguably, the timing of mule deer reproduction evolved to maximize both doe and fawn survival.

Does who are bred in late October would fawn when spring weather and forage conditions were optimal. Forage plants at this time would be at their maximum protein content and digestibility. The availability of high protein forage would allow the doe to meet the energy demands of lactation. Until fawns are weaned, does will have little opportunity to build the energy reserves needed for the following rut and winter.

Fawns also require high protein diets to achieve maximize growth. Thus, the earlier a fawn is born and begins nursing, the more likely it is going to be able to take advantage of the high protein content available in spring forages. Fawns that receive adequate nutrition during juvenile growth periods are more likely to put on the body mass needed to survive winter. "
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-31-2007, 01:18 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,377
I purchased a report on the breeding cycle of mule deer including Utah and Colorado. The summary stated,"These methods revealed a breeding season starting the last few days of October, rising to a peak during the period November 20 to December 2, and declining gradually until the latter part of January."

My hunting partner killed a 32" 180ish brute with swollen neck about October 20 last season in the same area. I was at his house tonight looking at Google earth, planning our hunt. That big old buck on the wall sure fired my imagination!

Good luck guys!! Hope to have some pics soon!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-31-2007, 08:59 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bull Mtns MT
Posts: 593
Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ Peacock View Post
BTW: he was just a little over 34" outside spread.

AJ
Any photos of that hog?:eek:
__________________
I'd Rather Make a Slow Hit Than a Fast Miss!

Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-31-2007, 10:31 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,232
Quote:
Originally Posted by gamedog View Post
Any photos of that hog?:eek:
Here is a story and some pics I posted a while back.

A couple Muley stories with some pic's


AJ
__________________
If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.


My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-31-2007, 11:16 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bull Mtns MT
Posts: 593
Thanks. Great stories and very nice bucks
__________________
I'd Rather Make a Slow Hit Than a Fast Miss!

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-01-2007, 11:18 PM
TMR TMR is offline
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Elma, WA
Posts: 505
I am at my house near the Little Belts this week....the bucks are just starting to rut. Their necks are swelling and they are beginning to chase does. But we also had snow on Friday and Saturday of last week. That may have kicked them off a little.
__________________
Travis Redell
R Bros Rifles
www.rbrosrifles.com
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-01-2007, 11:38 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Utah
Posts: 1,377
Thanks for the info TMR!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: muley rut
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
270 WSM Bullet for muley/elk? Bigcat_hunter Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 12 06-17-2010 08:46 PM
Hooked another LRH - LR muley ATH Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 11-10-2009 10:21 PM
1st Muley Buck Ernie Specialty Handgun Hunting 10 12-10-2008 04:21 PM
08 muley down... NONYA Long Range Hunting & Shooting 11 11-14-2008 05:46 PM
FS: Muley Uni-Pod David P. Herne Guns For Sale 1 08-28-2003 07:02 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC