Q- What triggers the rut or breeding season?
A- Although not an exact science but once a year since the beginning of time deer breed in the fall of the year when daylight hours fade and night time hours increase. This along with bucks testosterone, habitat, number of deer and a whole lot of other natural things science can't exactly explain. One thing they can rule out is the moon phase. This has nothing to do with sending a doe into estrous. Click on "Mind of a Rutting Buck".
Q- At what age can a whitetail doe reproduce?
A- Fawns become sexually mature at less than a year old if they reach a threshold weight of about 70-80 pounds (live weight). Percentages of this happening are greater in mineral rich soils like Iowa.
Q- When do bucks visit scrapes?
A- Wildlife researchers have found that nearly 85% of scrape activity happens at night.
Q- At what temperature will a buck slow down movement seeking for females at the risk of overheating?
A - 40 degrees
Q- On average how many fawns will a buck sire in it's life time that live past 6 months?
A- fewer than 5
Q-Does Logging or Habitat Work push deer away?
A- While deer may leave the area while work is underway, they will likely move back in quickly once the machinery and noise are gone
Q- Legumes require which this to be able to manufacture nitrogen?
A - Rhizobium Bacteria - Rhizobium is a genus of Gram-negative soil bacteria that fix nitrogen. Rhizobiumforms an endosymbiotic nitrogen fixing association with roots of legumes
Q - Which of these is not a Legume?
A. Buckwheat B. Soybean C. Crimson clover D. American jointvetch
Q- Which of these is NOT a perennial? A. Red Clover B. Crimson Clover C. Ladino Clover D. Chicory
Q- The size of a whitetail population is the result of? Births, Deaths, Immigration and Emigration. All of these factors play a part in the population of a whitetail.
Q - Name the 4 cornerstones of Quality Deer Managment (QDM)? Herd Monitoring - Herd Management - Habitat Management - Hunter Management
Q- What's the ideal soil temperature to plant soybeans in?
A - 60 degrees at 9am. Planting before this will result in slow germination increase weed competition and potential frost harming new seedlings.
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