Today on the show we’re joined by Jeff Sturgis and we’re talking about cold fronts, properly timing hunts and killing pre-rut and rutting bucks.

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– Updates on our Iowa hunts last weekend

– Why Jeff Sturgis believes it’s so important to properly time our hunts

– The top criteria Jeff pays attention to when planning his hunts

– Jeff’s thoughts on cold fronts, the moon, barometric pressure and how changing wind speeds impact deer movement

– Jeff’s predictions for the next week of hunting based on the upcoming forecast

– Advice on where and how to hunt during the pre-rut – these final days in October

– Thoughts on how to think about the wind in hilly country

– How bucks use the wind and topography during the pre-rut and rut

– What triggers the rut

– How long can you hunt a stand before deer start avoiding it?

– How and where to hunt during the rut

– When is the best time of day to switch stands?

– And much, much more

Show notes, resources, links:

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