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rut

1. a recurrent period of sexual excitement and reproductive activity in certain male ruminants, such as the deer, that corresponds to the period of oestrus in females
2. another name for oestrus

Rut

 

the behavior and state of the majority of animals during the mating period. During this period the animals are restless, and the males frequently fight over females and utter special calling sounds (the bellow of reindeer, the moan of elk). In lands with sharply defined seasonal climatic features, the rut is confined to definite periods (for instance, in the forest zone of the USSR the rut of wolves occurs in January-February and that of Siberian stags and elks in September). In many tropical areas of the globe, rut occurs at various times of year, since mating periods are not limited to a definite season. Depending on weather conditions, availability of food, and the state of the animals, rutting periods may shift. Under especially unfavorable conditions the rut is poorly manifested. In certain domesticated animals (foxes, polar foxes) rutting periods are somewhat different from those of the same species living in the wild. Rutting periods also usually change when animals are transferred to another climate (for example, from the southern hemisphere to the northern).

rut

[rət]
(physiology)
The period during which the male animal has a heightened mating drive.
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During these late-October cold fronts, bucks seem to get a little ahead of themselves--at least they seem to get a little ahead of the rut.
We hope these pivotal keys to success--"turning points," as we call them--will spark ideas you can use in your own rut strategy.
This entails placing several stands--one for morning, a midday site, and an evening stand--well before the rut cranks up.
Father and son team David and Jeff Lindsey have a long history of shooting big deer, and when the rut is in hill swing, there's no place they'd rather sit than a tried-and-true travel corridor.
Solowczuk (2011) presents the findings of the impact of rut depth on 85% of speed quantile, [v.
However, for the pavements with the ruts of about 35 mm in depth the differences in the speed distributions are noticeable and are significant for the rut depth of about 50 mm (Fig.
Visitors to the parkland will be able to witness the deer rut until the end of November - but you should not approach or disturb the deer.
Rut has an elite following, many of whom own or display large-scale murals in museums and mansions.
The aim of this study was therefore to determine the validity of our current practice of reading the RUT early after endoscopy (at 5 minutes, RU[T.
Because of this, the results reported are based on the number of cycles required to develop a 12-millimeter rut depth.
The data were collected by three processes: (1) Dipstick[R], (2) a photographic method, and (3) a straightedge used to collect rut depths.