On today’s show, Tony explores the reality of when the rut starts to taper off, but you’re still chasing that grip-and-grin glory by grinding it out every chance you can.
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Whitetail hunters live for the November rut. It’s what we dream of all year. But sometimes the reality of the rut falls short of expectations. When that happens, it’s easy for panic to set in. The remedy? Go back to the basics.
In my mind, there are four key principles that will always keep you in the action this time of year. These are my rules for the whitetail rut.
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