How to Monitor Post Rut Buck and Herd Health

As the rut winds down, deer stop focusing on breeding and start focusing on surviving the winter. Here's how you can monitor your deer and adjust to their needs. We wait all year for hunting season, but many of us spend the rest of the year making sure we provide what our deer need to live with as little stress and disruption as possible. No time of year is harder on the deer than the time after the rut. They've run down their energy stores, they are stressed, and finding food can be a challenge as browse has fallen and crops are harvested. Steven Fuller talks about how to monitor your herd, what to watch for, and how to help your deer through, so six months from now you're looking at the next batch of target bucks.

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