The key to still-hunting during the rut is knowing where does feed and bed. Work the edges of feeding areas around dawn and dusk, when bucks often cruise the downwind peripheries of cornfields, greenfields, oak stands, etc., sniffing for receptive does. During the rest of the day, still-hunt the downwind side of doe bedding areas. In each case, if you see or sense that does are nearby, or if you just get the feeling you're in a hotspot, find a good tree to lean against and wait. Often, the most effective part of still-hunting is standing still.