Yes, you can be too timid, and too aggressive. If a big buck is going to do something stupid, he’ll do it during the rut. But you can’t bank on it. Unless a buck has a hot doe right in front of him, he’s going to act like the Survival Mensa that he is, believing his nose, ears, and eyes when they warn him of danger. So you can’t cut any corners. The best rut stands are no different than those that are effective during the early season. They need to be in great spots and well camo’d, and you need to be positioned well with the wind. Ohio bowhunter Adam Hays killed this buck with just such a setup.