Rut Reporter David Draper grew up hunting deer and small game throughout this region and presently lives on a family farm in Nebraska. Draper, former communications specialist for Cabela's and an authority on the Great Plains, subsists on a diet of duck breast and venison. States covered: ND, SD, NE and KS.
Dec. 6--Overall Activity Status:** We're in post-rut here on the Great Plains, which, much like pre-rut, means deer activity is spotty throughout the region. It also means, like pre-rut, it's a great time to intercept a big buck, and maybe your last chance of the year to do so.