At the Ranch – Whitetail: 5 Rut Hunting Tips

As you’re hunting the rut, these five tips should help you.

Tip #1

Tip one is to hunt as much as you can. If you can sit all day in a stand, I strongly encourage it. The action can heat up at any time of the day, not just early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

Tip #2

My second tip is to selectively call. What I mean by this is to not just call nonstop, but don’t be afraid to rattle, grunt and use doe bleats.

Tip #3

My third tip is to hunt where does are. Even if you don’t have a lot of bucks on your property, where the does are, the bucks will be.

Tip #4

Tip four is to use terrain features to your advantage. Whether it’s a funnel or pinch point, anytime you can use the terrain to your advantage, I highly recommend it.

Tip #5

My last tip is to ALWAYS be ready. If you’re in a tree in November, have your head on a swivel and be ready. Even if you go a couple days without seeing a deer, at any moment a buck could chase a hot doe by and if you’re not ready, you won’t make it happen.

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