Not all of the hottest whitetail action takes place in November. In several places across the whitetail's southern range, the best rut hunts fall in January.
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.
To get the most out of the rut: Spend your time where the does concentrate, hunt from the outside in and save the high-risk high-reward stands for the last two days.