Here’s an in-depth look at what years of scientific research have revealed about buck rubs: The rut’s most visible signpost. A mature buck in rut, deprived of favorable tree stems for rubbing, will rub just about any type and size of tree — even fence posts and utility poles. However, scientific...
How many times have you heard other hunters say you can’t pattern bucks during the rut? Truth be known, rutting bucks are every bit as patternable as non-rutting bucks, especially during the breeding phase.
Gunning for whitetails on lockdown isn’t complicated — with the right combination of tools working for you in the field during your spot-and-stalk hunt.
Hunters who can dissect and recognize the unique activities that occur during the lockdown phase of the rut are the ones who will be most likely to earn a trip to the taxidermist.
For better hunting success during deer season, it’s critical to understand the role that does play during the process of mate selection known as the rut.
If you're unable to scout in the off-season, speed scouting for rubs, scrapes and other deer sign during hunting season is a good way to form a plan.
Research shows that hormones from a doe's reproductive tract and associated vaginal secretions during the time of estrus are primary sexual attractants.
The whitetail breeding period, known as the rut, follows predictable stages of deer behavior. These changes dictate the effectiveness of hunting strategies.
What happens with the does that don't get bred during the first major part of the whitetail rut? You may have heard of a second rut, but is it real?