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Origin of Season Dates

Just a basic question. I've done some googling and didn't really find anything. I'm curious why the hunting season coincides with the rut period (for the most part). What's reasoning for this?

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Hunting is used to control

Hunting is used to control the Population of the deer herd. Most Bucks will move pretty readily during daylight hours looking for Does when they otherwise are strictly nocturnal.

This then gives the hunter a better chance to make a kill and there by keeping the population in check.