Location: northern Pennsylvania
Rut stage: post rut
Current buck movement: 7/10
Projected buck movement: 5/10
As gun season was happening, we were seeing a lot of bucks on their feet nudging around young does. Our trail cameras have confirmed this, as well. Most of all, though, bucks are hammering food sources.
Current buck movement: 8/10
Projected buck movement: 8/10
As I just witnessed, early post rut hunting can be an awesome time to kill a mature buck. Trail cams and personal encounters have shown that almost all of our big bucks have been active during daylight hours.
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,...