Unless the deer herd’s adult sex ratio has been managed to strongly favor bucks the majority of does will become receptive from approximately November 10th through the 25th. A whitetail’s gestation period is approximately 200 days. Most fawns are born during mid-late May through early June.
Some folks describe the rut as when bucks are most active. This occurs just before most does are receptive – so during approximately November 5th – 10th. is prime hunting time throughout much of the whitetail’s range.
Missouri’s gun season opens this weekend and as along as the daytime temperature are not warmer than normal it should be a good season!
November 9, 2015