What we tend to forget in all this is that the deer pick "the best day" of the rut. Not us. And, depending on where you're hunting, the deer may or may not be active. There are so many factors into what deer are doing over these few weeks and why, that I suspect we don't know the half of it. But, that shouldn't stop us from going hunting. "Weird" rut or not, the deer are still out there and, if we're lucky, we might just get the chance to encounter one.