15 Big Bucks Tagged on the Best Day of the Rut 2016

Last Tuesday was not only Election Day—but, more important, it was also the 2016 Best Day of the Rut, as predicted by F&S whitetails editor Scott Bestul. These 15 readers heeded Bestul's advice to hit the woods and tagged out in a big, big way. You were stuck at work or in some endless voting line, you say? Not to worry—Bestul predicts November 18, November 22, and December 3 will also see a ton of rut action. But in the meantime, gawk at these hunters' impressive trophies and start clearing your calendar.

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Cory ChristiaansenReader Submitted
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Nick SimonReader Submitted
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Brad GilbertReader Submitted
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Darrell KaiserReader Submitted
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Brooke Benham WrightReader Submitted
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Jeff PodbielniakReader Submitted

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