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seem to log more daylight hours in the
morning than they do in the afternoon.
Generally, if you are hunting the
right places, you can count on about
two hours of movement in the evenings
and about four hours of movement in the
mornings. Additionally, the bucks seem
a little less alert in the mornings, maybe
just a bit more prone to make mistakes.

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A Ditch Funnel is the Easiest
Rut Stand
Ditch funnels are the easiest of all rut
stands to find and one of the very best to
hunt. Anytime you find a draw between
two adjacent ridgeline points you have
the makings for an erosion ditch at the
bottom. In typical rolling, hilly deer
country these ditches are common. At
the risk of oversimplifying the setup,
find a heavy crossing near the upper end
of the ditch (where it starts) and place
your stand. Climb in, shoot a buck. Well,
maybe it is not that simple.
In some cases, if the ditch is particularly deep or steep the best crossing
may be the upper end of the ditch where
deer go around it. These ditches often
lie between two bedding ridges used by
does. Bucks cruising between them will
come through the ditch crossings regularly. They are simple to find and simple
to hunt.

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Don't Rely Too Heavily on
Trail Cameras
During the rut, you can make a mistake by relying too heavily on what you
see on your trail cameras. Bucks move
around more during the rut than at
any other time of the season, and even
though their core area may still be the
center of their movement patterns, they
may spend a day or two away from this
core area from time to time. A buck can
show up and disappear quickly, and if
you are basing your stand selection on
trail camera photos, you may always be
one step behind them.
The only exception occurs when you
can check your cameras every single day.
Then you are able to react to real-time
information, rather than days-old data.
During the rut, that is the only way you
can keep up. Otherwise, you are better
off logging quality hours on sensible
stands and waiting for the blender that
is the rut to shoot a buck your way. ah

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