Though the breeding season is on the downswing, I'm not calling it quits. In fact, for the next three days I'll be revisiting the same Iowa farms that had me shuffling through my tag soup recipes after an early-November hunt. Three factors--all rut-related--have me excited about the trip. First, good deer numbers lead me to believe that some does have not been tended to, and the chances of encountering some late-cycling does are decent. Second, mature bucks are usually the last to give up on the rut and will continue seeking when their younger counterparts are done. And finally, I've learned that the corn harvest has progressed some. This will force many deer back into the timber where I'll have a greater chance at encountering them. With these factors in mind, I'll be hunting the edges of these cut cornfields.