By Mark Kenyon

Well it’s been a while since I’ve posted a Friday Morning Mashup, and I must apologize for that! Over the past three weeks, I’ve been hunting every day for almost the entire day and that’s kind of messed up my publishing schedule here on Wired To Hunt. None the less, I’m back in the office for a bit and your Mashup is back too!

That said, without further adieu, let’s dive into some of the best whitetail blog posts from across the web!

Rut Activity Continues: But it’s Time to Hunt Smarter  – Big Buck Zone: W2H contributor Craig Dougherty share his rut observations and recommendations with the Outdoor Life readers in this post. The main takeaway seems to be that we’re in the breeding phase across most whitetail locales!

In the Heat of the Rut, Patience is Key – Rut Reporters: Scott Bestul shares some updates on current rutting activity being seen, and a few hepful reminders for hunting this time of year.

Is The Rut Really Ready To Rock? – Brow Tines & Backstrap: Our friend Tony Hansen shares a few thoughts on moon phase, and how predictions related to it are indicating a spike in rutting activity right about now. Will it happen? We’ll see.

Alsheimer: Hunting Tips for the Breeding Phase of the Rut – Deer & Deer Hunting: Speaking of moon phase, Charles Alsheimer, the man responsible for popularizing the rutting moon predictions, shares some thoughts and tips for hunting the breeding phase.

Is The “Lockdown Phase” A Myth? – Recent research in Pennsylvania seems to indicate that the breeding phase may not be as “locked down” as many of us have come to think. More details in this article.

5 Reasons Why It’s Not Just A Doe – 365 Whitetail: A great reminder from our friend Randy Hynes regarding why it’s not “just a doe”.

Drew Baier’s Giant Non-Typical Iowa Buck – North American Whitetail: Lastly, we’ve got your big buck fix for this Friday. Check out this Iowa brute!