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What causes the white tail deer to enter into the rut? What causes the white tail deer to exit out of the rut?



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Rut is initiated by response to length of daylight hours - the photoperiod - which is a reliable signal that does not vary from year to year as do temperature and other conditions. Many seasonal responses in both plants and animals are keyed to length of daylight.

J. Elliott



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