Had a strange weekend on the Fallow. So the rut is on? Doe's are gathered into groups but there's little if any grunting at all. Shot a pricket showed no sign of having been on the does, so pizal not peeled back, didn't smell, full stomachs etc . Also watched mature buck's walk by a load of does seamingly not showing any interest in the does at all. Never know anything like it very strange.
SO here are the quesions:
I'm sure the Fallow Rut is temperature dependant, other than temperature are there any other factors which drive the rut?
Roe can have a silent rut, do/ can Fallow have a silent rut?
Can the rut happen in November if the fallow don't show signs of a rut in Oct?
Is anybody else seeing anything simular?