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The rut has already came in here in Indiana and it has stayed cold consistently for the last couple weeks, but now its suppose to get back up in the 70's this week! Does temperature change mess up the rut?

Question by Big-Buk. Uploaded on November 09, 2010

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

temps don't really affect the rut, but they do affect deer movement. deer will move less or become nocturnal when it's warm so they don't over heat.

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from seggiejc wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I think that when it gets warm out during the day, almost all of the deer movement and rutting behavior will be done during the night because of the cooler temps, I live in WI and during the last 4 days I have not seen any deer on my way to work and the week before we had daytime temps in the low to mid 50's I saw about 4 to 10 deer during my trip, this week the temp are in the mid to upper 60's and no movement being seen

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Southern Indiana the movement has been good in the mornings when it gets down in the 30s & low 40s at night in the country where I live. Warmer than that I haven't seen much movement. The ones I've seen have been by creeks, guess it's because of lack of rain. Sat is first day of gun season & were supposed to get some well needed rain in the eve & temps are supposed to drop next week. Got the whole next week off for hunting. Good luck Big-Buk.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

temps don't really affect the rut, but they do affect deer movement. deer will move less or become nocturnal when it's warm so they don't over heat.

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from seggiejc wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

I think that when it gets warm out during the day, almost all of the deer movement and rutting behavior will be done during the night because of the cooler temps, I live in WI and during the last 4 days I have not seen any deer on my way to work and the week before we had daytime temps in the low to mid 50's I saw about 4 to 10 deer during my trip, this week the temp are in the mid to upper 60's and no movement being seen

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

Southern Indiana the movement has been good in the mornings when it gets down in the 30s & low 40s at night in the country where I live. Warmer than that I haven't seen much movement. The ones I've seen have been by creeks, guess it's because of lack of rain. Sat is first day of gun season & were supposed to get some well needed rain in the eve & temps are supposed to drop next week. Got the whole next week off for hunting. Good luck Big-Buk.

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