By Mark Kenyon

Don’t lose faith. Mid-October is almost through, and the pre-rut is just around the corner. If you’re feeling the “lull”, you’re not alone…I’ve been hearing of tough hunting from a lot of folks. That said, in about a week I imagine things are going to start gearing up. I hope you’re ready!

To help you get primed for the upcoming madness, we’ve compiled some of the best whitetail blog posts from across the web. Check these out, and then enjoy a great weekend of hunting.

Shoot straight and stay wired to hunt!

How to Hunt Whitetails this Weekend: Overcome the Mid-October Lull – Big Buck Zone: W2H contributor Craig Dougherty shares some great insights into how we should consider hunting this weekend, specifically how to overcome the last few days of the “October Lull”.

Cool Weather and the Combine are Jumpstarting Buck Activity – Rut Reporters: Scott Bestul gives us an update on current activity in the whitetail woods, as he details his observations on rubbing and scraping activity, daytime movement and much more.

Simple Treestand Conceament – 365 Whitetail: Some good tips on adding additional cover to treestand set-ups, and even a call out for one of my past articles about using zip ties to attach branches around your stand.

Story of a Buck Named Wapiti – Brow Tines and Backstrap: Great story of a 13 year old arrowing a giant Kentucky buck named “Wapiti”

Tips for Blood Trailing & Tracking Wounded Deer – My pal Mark Huelsing shares some solid tips to help make sure you can recover that buck.

Bowhunting Setup: Hunt a Ditch – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer Blog: A quick, but helpful tip from Mike about using ditches as great ambush sites.