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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.
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An area where many bucks are taken by hunters will exhibit less rutting behavior and a less intense rut than an area where hunters only harvest mature bucks.
used digital image-processing to analyze the loading modes of the RLWT (Rotary Loaded Wheel Tester) and APA rutting tests, by comparing the angle between the long axis and the x-axis of coarse aggregates in RLWT testing specimens, APA testing specimens, and untested specimens; they found that the loading modes of RLWT and APA rutting tests differ notably [4].
Currently, a large number of indoor and outdoor studies on the rutting problem have been carried out by the international researchers.
The hungry and tired stags will go off to feed and regain the weight they lost over the rutting season, in the hope that they can return next year and assert themselves as top dog.
If they're rutting hard, the ground is wet, and there's a favorable wind, still-hunting might be my best bet.
Belinda Barclay, Knowsley Safari's Animal Manager, said: "The fallow deer rutting season is an exciting time here at Knowsley Safari.
"Late September to early October is rutting time, when the males fight it out for control of the harems, clashing antlers and roaring into the morning mist."
The rutting season, from October to November, is now long gone so this deer is more likely to have been spooked by noise.
Over the life period of asphalt concrete in pavement structure, it is vulnerable to different kinds of distresses mostly known as fatigue cracking, rutting, and thermal cracking.
Permanent deformation is a major mode of failure in flexible pavements consisting of both rutting and shoving (Hajj et al.
The City of Mississauga (Ontario) Transportation and Works Department needed an alternate to an asphalt fix: The intersection at Courtney Park and Kennedy Road had severe rutting, looking back at the city's repair log, the flexible pavement wasn't standing up to the road traffic and the test of time.
TENSIONS are rising within the medieval deer park at Dinefwr in West Wales as fallow deer bucks prepare for the rutting season.