2015 Field  & Stream Rut Articles
 Ken_Kross1Carl Gullett from California with a really nice 5x4

Mike Rinehart, owner of Wind River Whitetails, in west-central Wyoming, couldn’t agree more. “Two days ago, I was wearing short sleeves and it was in the mid-70s,” says Mike. “Today, we’re experiencing a 30- to 35-degree drop in temperature, and even a dusting of snow; this is exactly what we needed to give the whitetail movement a jump start as we head into the rut.”

Mike reported rut activity to be slow so far this season. Other than a little rubbing activity along the river, scrapes have been none existent where he generally finds them. “The bucks are there; we’re getting them on trail cameras, and we’ve killed a few as well; I just haven’t seen the activity yet,” explained Mike. “But with the lows in the 20s and highs in the 40s most of next week, as well as snow showers in the forecast, the rut activity should really start picking up.”