Dylan Tramp of Outdoor Forum provides a whitetail rut update for South Dakota. Location: eastern South Dakota Rut stage: post rut
Current buck movement: 8/10
Projected buck movement: 9/10 With peak breeding behind us and rifle hunters afield, mature bucks are clinging to the best cover available. However, bucks will still be visible as they seek out the last willing does.
I'm continuing to see bucks on the move late morning and midday as they cruise timber in search of br
Spencer Neuharth of Rut Fresh provides a whitetail rut update for South Dakota. Location: eastern South Dakota
Rut stage: pre pre-rut Current buck movement: 7/10 Projected buck movement: 8/10 The story of this fall so far has been rain. Normally we don't associate precipitation with affecting deer movement, but this season has been an exception. Some parts of the state have had record breaking totals, and deer hunters have taken notice.
There are three main ways all the ra
Jake Grages of Daybreak Ranch provides a whitetail rut update for South Dakota. Location: central South Dakota
Rut stage: end of summer pattern
Current buck movement: 3/10 Projected buck movement: 7/10
Almost all bucks have shed their velvet of the last few weeks and are shifting from their summer range to fall range. The loss of velvet, dissolving of bachelor groups, and maturing of crops all at the same time has really thrown deer for a loop. A good example of this is t