published November 24, 2008 by Ben Adams

Preparing for Arkansas’ Second Rut

It’s November 24. The Arkansas deer are in the waning rut stage (a.k.a. “the end”). It’s still a great time to be in the woods though. Even though the amount of available, un-bred does is dwindling, big bucks won’t give up. For this last week, keep rattling, grunting and sticking to it. Monster bucks are still aplenty. Try your hunt in the thickest cover you can find, close to food sources.

While there’s still a week left in this year’s modern gun season, the end is definitely near. Before you know Arkansas deer hunting rut report it, it will be back to carrying your bow through the leafless woods of December — a month the farmer’s almanac is forecasting to be more winter-like than normal.

It’s time to start thinking about late season Arkansas deer hunting strategies.

For Arkansas deer hunters, December hunting can be tough. But don’t give up. When the does enter into their second estrus cycle — around 26-28 days after the peak of the November rut (calculate for your area) — the second Arkansas rut begins and offers you an opportunity to bag that big buck you may have missed out on over the last two months.

Come in the Arkansas Deer Hunting Forum to read more.

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