Morning Commute Provides Northern Rut Observations

Submitted by Corey Graff, Online Editor

The red SUV sitting smack dab in the middle of a field first caught my attention.
Two people were in the vehicle staring off into the field. Beyond stood what looked
to be a 3 1/2 year old buck some 75 yards out who was tending a doe. The buck was
chasing her around the field and staying with her very closely.

Further down the highway, a nice 2 1/2 year old buck crossed the road with nose to
the ground.

Total tally for the morning: One chasing and one searching. D&DH’s rut predictions
appear to be spot on as we transition this week into the chasing phase. Many photos
and stories of big bucks are really beginning to pour into the office.

What have you been seeing?