Peak breeding has passed in some areas, such as the North Central and Northeast, while the best may be yet to come in South and Great Plains. For hunters in regions that are in the thick of breeding activity right now, aggressive tactics continue to reap rewards.
Peak breeding, which occurs somewhere around November 13-15 across much of the North Central region, may well be past. But that hasn’t slowed the big-buck action one bit. Just this past week, Field & Stream Deputy
Overall activity status: The rut is reportedly on the downturn, but rutting behavior continues to dominate reports. This big Salmon River buck was chasing does when Les Killgore
Overall activity status: The consistently cold, stable weather throughout the first half of November was timed perfectly with the rut in most areas of the Mid-South. I had some of
The rut can be a time of feast or famine: It’s tempting to conclude that you’ve missed out on all the fun after a day where you saw no deer movement. But one slow day in a tree stand doesn’t