I read somewhere last year that if you could pick one day during the rut, make it November 11th, moon or no moon. My buddy and I started all day hunts on the 9th and on the 11th I shot the my biggest buck. See how easy that was? I posted the picture under "Photos" if you want to see it. I know where I'll be this Nov 11th.
Keep life simple...if you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.