Rut activity is heating up across the region, and Cayle Pich proved it Monday morning, tagging this gorgeous Minnesota 10-point. Hunting on one of the "Best Days" we'd selected in our rut coverage, Cayle headed to a stand on his family property in the pre-dawn. Cayle's step-dad, Dean Mierau, had several trail camera photos of a great buck working scrapes on a logging road connecting two farm fields. But early attempts to find this deer had been fruitless until Cayle's hunt. Shortly after first light, Cayle worked a grunt call, hoping to lure in a cruising buck. The trail-cam 10-point had clearly been working the nearby edge of one of the fields and responded almost instantly, trotting toward Cayle's stand down the logging road. Cayle made good on the point-blank shot, and tagged his biggest buck to date. Congrats to Cayle!