I’ve found two different places keeping track of the weekly rut report. On Versus Country’s website they have a map and comments from across the country to help you keep track of the rut. Over on Whitetail365, Scott Bestul has posted updates on the progress of the rut as well.

According to Scott…

Here in the upper Midwest, we are on the brink of an explosion. For the most part, the full-bore chase phase has not begun. But the bucks—including some of the mature deer—are getting very active. They are on their feet, roaming their core areas, hitting rubs and scrapes and looking for that first estrous doe.

Over on Versus Country it’s looking like the “Early Rut” is hitting across most of the Midwest. To see the map and updates from across the country check out the VS Weekly Rut Report. One point of interest to consider from Larry Weishuhn…

Based on conversations I’ve had with successful hunter throughout the MidWest these first days of November, I’ve talked to a fair number of hunters who have rattled up bucks, and also a bunch who tell me they’ve had more success attracting bucks with grunts. So, if you’re headed to the deer woods this week, don’t forget to take your grunt call with you!