The Quiz: What’s the moose mating season called?
The rut isn’t unique to moose—it’s the mating season for many mammals, but especially moose and other ruminants like deer, goats, camels, and bison. For Alaska moose like these two, the rutting season lasts from late September to early October. During that period, bull moose will rub their antlers on tree trunks to mark their scent, which is thought to attract females. Bulls will also fight with each other and herd estrus (fertile and receptive) females together.
The correct answer to this quiz is Rut.