1 ayaapia kiilhswa (2017)

November 20, 2017

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi teehkanki (49) tikawi aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki kiinte saakiwa ayaapia kiilhswa (keešaakosita).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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ayaapia kiilhswa (Buck Moon)

November 20, 2017

Ayaapia Kiilhswa ‘Buck Moon’ is one of two lunar months named for the White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus).  To the best of our knowledge, this month is associated with the end of the rut (breeding cycle) and the older males losing their antlers.

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ayaapia (White-tailed Deer buck)*

Today, there is a lot of variation within White-tailed Deer populations regarding when bucks drop their antlers.  It appears that historically, the older White-tailed Deer bucks dropped their antlers after younger males.  The loss of antlers marks the end of the rut (the breeding cycle) for these more mature male deer.

*photo from http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/graphics/photos/may01/k5437-3.htm

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25 ayaapeensa kiilhswa (2017)

November 15, 2017

noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi teehkanki (51) aalhkwahki ahsenisiipionki. meemeekwa-hka kati piitilanwi (noonki maayaahkweeta).

noonki peehkonteeki myaalisiwa ayaapeensa kiilhswa (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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noonki kaahkiihkwe tikawi teehkanki (53) aahsanteeki ahsenisiipionki.

noonki peehkonteeki napale neepiki (peemineeta).

taaniši kiišikahki niiyaaha apiyani?

neemani-nko kati aakalaahšimaataweenki? toohkinanto mihtahkiši.
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Ayaapeensa Kiilhswa (Young Buck Moon) is one of two lunar months named for White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus). To the best of our knowledge, this month is associated with the beginning of the rut (breeding cycle) for White-tailed Deer.

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ayaapeensa (young White-tailed buck)*

In some years, the younger males lose their antlers by the end of this month.  Today, there is a lot of variation within the White-tailed Deer populations regarding when bucks drop their antlers. It appears that historically, the young White-tailed Deer bucks dropped their antlers first. The loss of antlers marks the end of the rut (the breeding cycle) for these younger male deer.

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*photo from Michigan State University – http://deer.fw.msu.edu/management/history.php/