Northeast Rut Reporter Mike Bleech has been hunting whitetails in his native Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast for more than four decades. A Vietnam veteran and full-time freelance outdoor writer, Bleech has had more than 5000 of his articles published. States covered: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA OH, MD, DE.
Nov. 10:** Got a message from executive editor Mike Toth this week. While hunting woodcock on a wildlife management area in New Jersey last Saturday he spotted a buck with a doe, then got low to watch with binoculars. He glanced at his watch and it was 1:30 p.m. The doe may have noticed him, but the buck, which had a fine rack, had eyes only for the doe as he walked half-circles around her. She did not appear to pay him much attention. She only looked for food.