Fall Rutting Season
Peak Rutting (mating) season is from October to January in Central Texas. The bucks scrape the velvet off of their antlers and can become aggressive, butting each other for dominance and chasing does. During rut, deer may be more prone to dart out in traffic; be particularly aware when driving, especially at dawn and dusk. When walking, never get between a buck and a group of does. Keep your dogs closely leashed.