Hunting The Late Rut on Public Land with Jake Huebschman

Hunting The Late Rut on Public Land with Jake Huebschman

By Alex Comstock

Hunting the rut can be an absolute marathon. If you have yet to fill a tag during this year’s rut, don’t worry, because it’s not over yet! There’s still plenty of good rut hunting to be had, but you may have to change how your hunting to be successful. To get a different perspective, today we’ve got an awesome Q&A with Jake Huebschman from The Hunting Public covering all things late rut hunting. Read on to get some great insight from Jake!

Late Rut Hunting Strategies with Don Higgins

Late Rut Hunting Strategies with Don Higgins

By Alex Comstock 

Often times, by this juncture of the season it can be easy to start getting "worn out" from the rut. It seems counterintuitive given the fact that most whitetail hunters look forward to the rut all year, but after a few all day sits early in the month, it can take a lot of energy out of a person. If you haven't been successful yet hunting the rut this year, don't worry, because some of the best hunting could still be ahead of you. One of the best deer hunters out there, Don Higgins, has a great track record harvesting bucks during the back half of the rut, and below you can read about how he hunts this time of the year.

Hunting in The Rain Effectively

Hunting in The Rain Effectively

By Alex Comstock

There are certain weather conditions that just seem to scream “Go Hunting!”. A cold front passes through, everyone knows to be in a tree. High pressure days, I’d say most people agree that movement could be better than normal. But one weather condition that I don’t think enough people take advantage of is precipitation. Rain can be a great weather condition to hunt in if you can withstand being “miserable”. There are a few reasons that rain can present unique advantages to hunting, and below I’ll cover those, along with when to not hunt in the rain.

Running and Gunning for Success During The Rut

Running and Gunning for Success During The Rut

By Alex Comstock

There are so many ways to send an arrow through a mature buck during the rut. There are also a lot of ways to fall into a rut of your own that can hinder your success. One of those ways that are easy to fall into a rut is with treestand placement. I’ve talked about it periodically over the years, but it’s easy to hang a stand and then hunt it over and over again, maybe even year after year. Sure, every once and awhile you’ll find that magic spot where it seems like you have a chance at a mature buck out of it every year, but that is few and far between. Today, I wanted to touch on how running and gunning can be a successful strategy, and specifically why during the rut it can be particularly effective.

Mountain Buck Rut Hunting with Beau Martonik

Mountain Buck Rut Hunting with Beau Martonik

By Alex Comstock 

Hunting the rut can be a different experience largely depending on where you are spending time chasing bucks. For instance, you will hunt completely different if you are in Iowa compared to the mountainous range of Pennsylvania. Speaking of Pennsylvania, I wanted to get an idea of what it might be like to hunt mountain bucks on the east coast, and today we've got a great Q&A with Beau Martonik from East meets West on all things mountain buck hunting during the rut. Beau has spent a lot of time hunting the region, and has a pretty darn good track record. His information provided below will no doubt help you if you are hunting this type of terrain. 

Taking Days off For The Rut - History is on Your Side

Taking Days off For The Rut - History is on Your Side

By Alex Comstock 

I've had a few people ask me recently what days I'd recommend they take off of work in the next month to hunt the rut. I asked them if they were hunting new places, or areas that they've hunted in the past. When they answered the latter, the answer was simple. When was the rut rocking last year? How about the year before?

How The Moment of Truth Can Have a Big Effect on Your Deer Hunting Success

How The Moment of Truth Can Have a Big Effect on Your Deer Hunting Success

By Alex Comstock

Over the course of 365 days, there are so many things that go into putting yourself in the position to be at full draw on a mature whitetail buck. But all of it can seemingly go to waste in a split second during the moment of truth if you aren’t able to seal the deal. From what I’ve seen and through talking to a lot of people that have consistently put down mature bucks, it seems to be there are people out there who seem to always get it done in that moment of truth, and there are some who simply struggle in the moment. You could be the best deer hunter in the world, but through a series of split seconds, it could define what you end up killing and what you wish you could have back.

Mastering Early October Hunting For Mature Bucks with Dan Infalt

Mastering Early October Hunting For Mature Bucks with Dan Infalt

By Alex Comstock 

The October lull and nocturnal bucks. Two terms deer hunters like to use a lot during this time of the year to blame their hunting woes on. But what if neither of those existed? Like in the way you might think them to exist. There's something to be said for reduced deer movement in early October, but that doesn't mean you can't still be in the game when it comes to hunting mature bucks. I talked to one of the best at doing so at this time of year, Dan Infalt, and Dan provided a lot of insight at how you could still be a successful mature buck hunter this time of year.

Hunting With Others or Solo? The Thought Process To Both Sides

Hunting With Others or Solo? The Thought Process To Both Sides

By Alex Comstock 

This summer I was thinking about how at times I love to hunt by myself, and other times I will hunt with a friend. Some people only hunt with others, whether they simply like sitting together for the company, or maybe they film together. Others will only hunt solo, never wanting to sit with others, no matter how good of friends. This summer, I posted about this topic on social media to gather thoughts from others, and wanted to share them below. After you read through what a few other people think, and why they do what they do, I'll offer up my complete thoughts.