This cool weather has the bucks moving—I’m getting reports of early rutting activity from Kansas to New Hampshire—but the best is still to come, this last week of October and especially in November through the full moon on the 17th. That is the time when the most giant bucks will fall.
To monitor the rut in your area and see what your fellow hunters are seeing and shooting, go to the BIG DEER Rut Report, click on your region and join in the conversation. Be sure to post pictures of any big rubs or scrapes or other interesting stuff you find in the woods, and for sure post pictures of the deer you shoot. Good luck!
For now while you’re here, tell me what’s going on in your woods right now. Are they rubbing and scraping heavy and early with the cool weather, or even chasing?