By Mark Kenyon

It has begun! My 2012 rut vacation is off to the races, and boy has it gotten off to a heck of a start.

But let me take a step back. This year I’m going to be posting daily video blogs recapping the day’s hunt, weather conditions, rut progress, and much more over the course of my 18 straight days hunting the rut across Michigan and Iowa. You’ll be able to see those videos here on Wired To Hunt or right on our YouTube page. Hopefully you’ll enjoy hearing about the ups and downs of my rut marathon, and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way!

On to Day 1 …. Today was incredible. Specifically this evening. It truly was possibly the best night of hunting I’ve experienced in my entire life. The picture above may give you a clue as to why!

That said, check out my Rut Diary below and be sure to tune back in tomorrow to see how my last day in Michigan goes before heading to Iowa!