Where we hunt pronghorn in the southwest part of SD near the WY border, the rut is usually around the last week of September-first week in October. WY hunting season is just prior and sends many pronghorn our way. Then they go back. At least that's how it looks to me.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...