Hunting Rutting Bucks is a tremendous resource for hunters hoping to take the biggest buck of their lives. Rather than focus on the much-publicized but short primary rut period, the author divides the mating season into three distinct phases and offers tried-and-true advice specific to each period. Each year the rut is responsible for helping hunters take some of the most mature, large-antlered, wary bucks in the wild. Season after season, these reclusive, almost totally nocturnal trophy-class bucks are vulnerable to hunters who know and understand how to effectively hunt by observing the nuances of all phases of the white-tailed deer's breeding season: the rut.
In this book, John Trout, Jr., shares his best-kept secrets on how to consistently tag out on rut-crazed bucks. He shares countless strategies and tips that cover a wide variety of topics, including:
A detailed analysis of the pre rut, primary rut, and post rut
How to read rubs and scrapes, and figure out which ones are active and which ones aren't
How to lure bucks into gun or bow range with scents, calls, and rattling antlers
How to hunt cold fronts and moon phases
How to set up and hunt tree stands to maximum advantage
John Trout, Jr. was an outdoor writer and photographer. An award-winning journalist and author, he wrote many successful books, including Trailing Whitetails, Hunting Farmland Bucks, Hunting Rutting Bucks, and The Complete Book of Wild Turkey Hunting. His articles appeared in regional and national publications more than nine hundred times. An enthusiastic hunter all his life, he hunted and traveled with his wife, Vikki.