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rut

(rŭt)
n.
1. A regularly recurring condition of fertility during which breeding occurs in certain mammals, especially deer and various other ungulates: a buck in rut.
2. The period during which this condition occurs.
intr.v. rutted, rutting, ruts
To be in rut.

rut

the period of maximum testicular activity in male mammals (compare OESTRUS CYCLE), particularly applied to the period of sexual activity in deer.

rut

the period of increased sexual activity occurring in the autumn (fall) in some male mammals, especially deer and elephants. It is accompanied by increased testicular activity, especially spermatogenesis, and in deer by shedding of the antlers and a marked increase in vocalizing and aggression. The vocalizing is a distinctive deep roar known as 'the rut'. The aggressive actions have the effect of keeping attending females close and competing males at a distance.
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The first opportunity for a mature buck during the whitetail rut generally occurs during the last cold front in October.
Rather than just saying "Hunt where the does are," we're focusing on examples of real-world rut success.
Caption: The rut is the best time to intercept a big buck like this.
Here are some thoughts on how you can make the most of all-day hunts during the rut.
Maine big woods buck hunter Hal Blood changes his ground game when the rut is on, running down doe tracks until he finds sign of a breeding party.
The dependence of rutting evolution on stress state was verified, and a model relating rut depth to load repetition was derived (Malysz et al.
In consideration of the above, in her estimation of the dependence of the speed on the rut depth, the present author adopted the following criteria for selection the research sections: all the measuring sections should run along the level and straight-ahead road fragment, whereas the soft shoulders should drain all rainwater swiftly and effectively.
The preparations for the rut start in August, when the male deer fray the velvet off their hardened antlers by rubbing them on trees and branches.
Zayden, a longtime friend of Rut, has been carrying the artist's work in his Miami-based Art Express Gallery and has sold millions of dollars of his work throughout the years.
The "debt cycle" is really just a combination of other cycles of ruts: the "doing the same thing over and over" rut of the "I don't care--I deserve it" rut or the "I'm never going to dig myself out of this hole" rut.
One method developed for rut testing of cold-mix asphalt uses the following variables: