At the Ranch – Whitetail: Hunting Mid-Day During the Rut
The word makes hunters weak in the knees, the RUT! It only comes once a year and it pays to stay in your stand all day. Keeps your eyes open as deer come off their normal pattern and can appear anytime. Many deer junkies swear by hunting all day during the rut and they have the horns to prove it!
Why should you hunt mid-day during the rut?
1 – Deer movement can be unpredictable. Deer are still most active in the morning & evenings, but during the rut anything can happen – even during the middle of the day.
2 – Other hunters leaving the woods late morning, or returning in the evening, could dump deer in your direction if you stay in your stand.
3 – The more time spent in the field, the better your chance of getting a chance at a nice buck.
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