Find Out Best Times to Hunt the Rut, Start to Finish

Joel Maxfield Montana buckTake full advantage of the short window for white-tailed deer hunting during the rut with expert advice from the staff of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine.

Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut is a comprehensive strategy manual for every aspect of the upcoming rut, delivering more than 40 years of experience from North America’s foremost white-tailed deer hunting authority.

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Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut offers hunters the opportunity to tag their biggest buck ever with its thorough coverage of every angle of the rut. The book’s 28 chapters are broken down into three sections: the pre-rut, the rut and the post-rut, each delivering the best rut hunting content from Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine’s top contributors. Readers will get an expert course in pursuing mature bucks from biologists like John Ozoga and Jeremy Flinn, plus top whitetail hunters including John Eberhart, Patrick Meitin, Steve Bartylla, Charles Alsheimer and more.

“I’m a rut junkie. OK, there I’ve said it,” says D&DH Editor Gordy Krahn. “I can’t get enough of reading about that magical time in the whitetail woods. And paging through ‘Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut’ was just the fix I needed to get me pumped up for this fall. Great info on all the phases of the rut. With contributions from some of my favorite whitetail guys — John Ozoga, Jeremy Flinn, Charlie Ashheimer and a bunch of others — I know it’s top-notch research I can take to the bank.”

Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut leads first-time and experienced rut hunters to a deeper understanding of the phases of the rut and shares the various factors that can mean the difference between hunting success and failure throughout the season. Learn how to take control of this chaotic, unpredictable time with tips and tricks for rattling and calling big bucks, reading rubs, increasing buck sightings and more.

The book’s experience-based advice on mock scrapes, mature buck sanctuaries, strategies to hunt bedding areas, moon theories and more will leave readers with a newfound sense of confidence that they will carry with them to the field. Plus, the rut hunting strategies outlined in Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut are adaptable for a variety of locations and situations—meaning whether you’re in Florida or Wisconsin, you’ll gain invaluable hunting skills.

Learn how to maximize your time in the field during this year’s rut by picking up your copy of Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut today.

Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine gives outdoor enthusiasts who hunt white-tailed deer must-know information, from deer behavior to rut predictions. The brand’s magazine success spawned the outdoors television shows Deer & Deer Hunting TV, aired on NBC Sports Outdoors, Land of Whitetail aired on The Pursuit Channel and Destination Whitetail airing on Sportsman Channel. Deer & Deer Hunting also produces groundbreaking software programs, numerous books and countless educational media.