December 4, 2018

Byron Horton of The Whitetail Experience provides a whitetail rut update for Ohio.


Location: central Ohio

Rut stage: post rut

Current buck movement: 2/10

Projected buck movement: 3/10

The first Ohio gun season just wrapped up and this means hunting pressure was at an all-time high. Public land bucks have been killed or are currently in their best hiding holes. There looks to be some lower temps and snow on the way,...

November 26, 2018

Dave Bechtel of Chase Nation TV provides a whitetail rut update for Wisconsin.


Location: southern Wisconsin

Rut stage: post rut
Current buck movement: 6/10
Projected buck movement: 8/10

The week leading up to gun season, we saw a number of mature bucks that were locked down with does. We're currently finding the occasional buck chasing and nudging younger does and fawns. Overall, though, movement has been limited.

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November 14, 2018

Adam Crews of Down South Hunting provides a whitetail rut update for Kentucky.


Location: western Kentucky

Rut stage: peak rut

Current buck movement: 8/10

Projected buck movement: 9/10

The buck activity in Kentucky could be described as intense for yearlings, but less than moderate for older class deer. Throughout the first week of November, if a doe were to pass underneath the stand—a buck would not be far behind.

Ou...

November 8, 2018

TJ Unger of The Virtue TV provides a whitetail rut update for Indiana.


Location: northern Indiana
Rut stage: seeking
Current buck movement: 8/10

Projected buck movement: 10/10

Activity is certainly picking up across the Midwest. Based on my recent hunts, I think this part of Indiana is still in the seeking phase, but we're not far off of full on chasing. Immature bucks have been a common sight, often with their no...

November 6, 2018

Mitch Kerfeld of Rookie Outdoorsmen provides a whitetail rut update for Minnesota.


Location: central Minnesota

Rut stage: chasing
Current buck movement: 8/10

Projected buck movement: 9/10

With temps dropping and harvest wrapping up, the rut is going to be very visible in Minnesota this week. The last 10 days have made the difference and we have now encountered mature bucks chasing on almost every sit. A handful of...

November 4, 2018

Kyle Bennett of the Quality Deer Management Association provides a whitetail rut update for Missouri.


Location: northern Missouri
Rut stage: chasing
Current buck movement: 9/10
Projected buck movement: 10/10
 

Late October buck activity proved to be slower than normal in Missouri due to above average temps, available acorn crop, and standing crops. Halloween brought some cooler temperatures into the first week of N...

November 1, 2018

Rex Wolferman provides a whitetail rut update for Montana.


Location: western Montana
Rut stage: pre-rut
Current buck movement: 5/10
Projected buck movement: 8/10

Western Montana had a beautiful late October with crisp mornings and cool afternoons. However, I hardly saw any rutting activity the last two weeks of the month.

With the first week of November bringing a bunch of rain, deer remained bedded the majority...

October 28, 2018

Cody Butler of Dream Chasers Hunt provides a whitetail rut update for Kansas.


Location: northern Kansas
Rut stage: pre-rut
Current buck movement: 6/10

Projected buck movement: 8/10

This has been a strange October in northern Kansas. We've had crazy amounts of rain that's caused widespread flooding. This is important for deer hunters to note as it'll keep farmers out of fields and delay harvest. In this area, when...

October 26, 2018

Kaden Schlipf of Lone Wolf Stands provides a whitetail rut update for Illinois.


Location: central Illinois

Rut stage: pre-rut
Current buck movement: 7/10

Projected buck movement: 9/10

It feels like great hunting is around the corner with smaller bucks showing signs of rutting. They've been visible, aggressive, and doing plenty of sign-making.

Scrapes are really hot right now. We've got new bucks showing up on came...

October 23, 2018

David Giarrizzo of Tag N' Brag provides a whitetail rut update for North Dakota. 


Location: central North Dakota
Rut stage: pre pre-rut
Current buck movement: 6/10

Projected buck movement: 6/10

The recent cold and snow in mid October halted crop harvest, but now corn and beans are coming out everywhere. That's been a huge factor for us suddenly getting a bunch of new bucks on trail camera. Just within the last thr...

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