Daytime movement: As Ben Doty of Cedar Breaks Ranch mentioned in the last rut report, deer have been laying low in central South Dakota after a frenzy of chasing and breeding. But Doty is looking for action to pick up next week, and Martin Kelsay of Hunters Headquarters is expecting much the same in eastern Nebraska. Kelsay believes this year's primary rut was shorter and more intense than usual, because there are fewer does around after last year's EHD epidemic. "The rut hit hard and was over quick," Kelsay says. "Because there aren't many mature does, it didn't take them long to get bred." He missed a 9-pointer on Thanksgiving evening, but hasn't seen much movement since: Even the trail cameras have gone cold. In northcentral Kansas, David Schotte at Blue River Whitetails has a full slate of hunters booked for the gun season that runs December 3 to 14, and he's seeing a bit more midday movement that he attributes to the current bright moon. He notes that the secondary rut, while never as strong as the primary rut, usually coincides with the second week of the Kansas gun season.