Today on the show we’re joined by outdoor writer and renowned deer hunter Don Higgins to discuss exactly how he hunts big mature bucks during the various phases of the rut!

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What You’ll Learn In This Episode:

– How Don Higgins’ hunting season has gone so far

– What Don does about bucks that disappear in the early fall

– Thoughts on nocturnal bucks

– How Don approaches the pre-rut timeframe

– Does the weather matter during the rut?

– How the moon might impact rutting activity

– How Don’s rut hunting strategy changes throughout the month of November

– The best areas for stand-sites in November

– Should you risk hunting a good spot with a sub-par wind during the rut?

– How mature bucks use the wind

– The best days to hunt all day

– How to hunt small properties during the rut

– And much, much more!

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