I'm so rarely right about anything that I have to take a moment and brag: In the wake of this week's record winds, buck activity has positively exploded. I'm getting reports from happy hunters all over the region, as they witness increased buck movement and, in some cases, are able to fill a tag. This is that rarest of time frames during the rut cycle; only a few does are ready to breed, but the bucks are feeling it, big time. And unlike the past several seasons, when warm weather has limited daytime buck activity, temps are right where they need to be...I had 20 on my home thermometer this morning, and it will struggle to make 50 today. I can't think of better conditions, for bucks and for hunters!