Learn

10 Best Dates for Hunting the Rut

Use real antlers to help rattle in big bucks. (Photo courtesy of PetersensHunting.com)
Use real antlers to help rattle in big bucks. (Photo courtesy of PetersensHunting.com)

Here are the ten best dates to go hunting this fall

A good day to hunt whitetails this fall is any day you can get off work. But knowing that some days will be better than others, we went through the calendar, analyzed moon phases, predicted the weather as best we could, took into account the historical breeding patterns of whitetails, and predicted when the rut hunting will be best in the two big months of October and November.

Plan your time off to include some or all of these days and get ready to tag a bruiser.

October 16

One morning in October 2009, Minnesota bowhunter Scott O’Konek ran his climber up a tree in the dark and waited. Soon after daybreak, a doe crossed 120 yards from his stand. The sight and smell of her caused a giant buck (Scott never knew he was there) to rise from his bed and follow.

READ THE FULL STORY ON PETERSEN'S HUNTING

More How-To

STARTING SEP 17, 2018
STARTING SEP 17, 2018