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Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Hunting the Rut

SKU# GROUP-T5072-T5074

You’ll benefit from this whitetail hunting guide if:

  • You want to learn how the rut works
  • You’re looking for rut hunting strategies
  • You want to maximize your time in the field

Because normally secretive and wary bucks have the tendency to become careless and more visible during the rut, this time can be one of the most exciting of the hunting season to kill a trophy whitetail. Because this period can be a chaotic and unpredictable time in the field with hunting pressure, weather conditions, and deer herd composition, it’s important to fully understand how the rut works in order to leverage it for your success during the hunting season.

In Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut, grow to understand the three phases of the rut - pre-rut, rut, and post-rut, and how understanding each of these phases can help you become a better hunter. Inform your understanding of the rut and corresponding deer behavior with contributions from experts like John Ozoga, Jeremy Flinn, Charles Alsheimer and many more. Discover how to maximize your time in the field in order to realize more success killing big bucks, and get top tactics from top names like Patrick Meitin, Bill Vaznis, John Eberhart and more.

In Deer & Deer Hunting’s Guide to Hunting the Rut you’ll find:

  • Rut hunting strategies that work in a variety of locations and situations
  • Tips and tricks for rattling and calling, reading rubs and other signs, increasing buck sightings finding success during late-season hunts, and more
  • Experience-based advice on various rut topics like mock scrapes, mature buck sanctuaries, testosterone studies, moon theories, core areas, and much more

A word from Daniel E. Schmidt, Editor-in-Chief of Deer & Deer Hunting:

“What you’re holding is Deer & Deer Hunting’s fi nest collection of rut-hunting articles ever assembled in one work. It might only be 128 pages long, but this book includes decades of insights into the whitetail rut; why deer behave as they do during the breeding season; and how to hunt it most effectively.”

Contents:

Introduction

SECTION 1: PRE-RUT

CHAPTER 1
Get to Know the Pre-Rut Buck
CHAPTER 2
They Call My Land Home
CHAPTER 3
Big Buck Sanctuaries
CHAPTER 4
Research on Mock Scrapes
CHAPTER 5
Cutting-Edge Mock Scrapes
CHAPTER 6
Reading the Rub
CHAPTER 7
Are You Overhunting Your Food Plots?
CHAPTER 8
7 Strategies for Beating the October Lull
CHAPTER 9
Deer Research: Lull to Chaos

SECTION 2: RUT

CHAPTER 10
Climbing the Southern Peaks
CHAPTER 11
Why Big Bucks Move in Nasty Weather
CHAPTER 12
Whitetail Jet Fuel:
How Testosterone Controls the Rut
CHAPTER 13
Who Rules the Rut?
CHAPTER 14
Eclipsing the Moon Theory
Bang ‘em Hard During the Rut
CHAPTER 16
Hunting His Home Turf During the Rut
CHAPTER 17
How to Catch a Cruising Buck
CHAPTER 18
Calling Mature Bucks
CHAPTER 19
Master the Rut

SECTION 3: POST-RUT

CHAPTER 20
How to Hunt the Lockdown Phase
CHAPTER 21
Is the Second Rut Real?
CHAPTER 22
How to Hunt the Second Rut
CHAPTER 23
Costly Mistakes: 7 Ways to Mess Up a
Late-Season Bowhunt
CHAPTER 24
The Heart of the Matter: How to Hunt Core Areas
CHAPTER 25
Bedding Area Death Traps
CHAPTER 26
Last-Minute Whitetails
CHAPTER 27
America’s Toughest Rut Zones
CHAPTER 28
Rut Hunting’s 8 Biggest Mistakes

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ISBN 13 9781440243257
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