Forget and listen to me: I’m issuing a storm warning today. We’re going to get blasted with enough buck activity that not hunting is not an option. Here’s why.

Enough does have “popped” to put bucks in full chaos mode, and testosterone is the fuel that keeps them on their feet all day. Dominant bucks have bred at least one doe and are looking for more; second-tier bruisers are convinced that today is their day, and even junior-level youngsters have finally figured out why they’ve been feeling the crazies lately. You need to match their total commitment and hunt every available minute of this day.

Visit our Rut Reporters page to track whitetail activity in your area.