Archive for hunting the rut

The Pre-Rut Gamble

Are you good enough? That's the question to consider when hunting a mature buck while the canopy is still up and bright and the rut’s madness is still weeks away.

September 22, 2014

Five Rut Revelations

After 25 years of hunting every day of the rut, Bill Winke found that keeping it simple is the key. Use these five hard-won tips to fill your tag this fall.

October 17, 2013

Whitetail Season: A Killer Funnel

Bill Winke discusses deer activity during this late-November time period and how hunters can take advantage of that by finding hot funnels that bucks use during the

November 23, 2011

Michael Waddell’s Rut Time Strategies

It may be the easiest time of the year to take a big buck, but let’s face it, you can still screw it up. Here’s how Michael Waddell approaches the rut.

November 18, 2011

Whitetail Season: Putting the Time In

Follow along as Bill "puts in the time," as he calls it. The current week has been slow since he dropped "Daggers." Now he's in search of the bucks on his list and h

November 09, 2011

How To Age a Whitetail

If you’re managing a whitetail property, one of the quickest ways to get more trophy bucks on your land is to pass on younger bucks.

July 14, 2010