Bucks, on the other hand, especially older bucks, tend to be shy while their antlers are still soft. Likely they are in the company of other bucks in more remote places where their antlers are not under constant threat of being damaged. We will be seeing more of them in the coming weeks.
Big woods, rolling farmland, woodlot, swamp, ridge and valley--this region features every type of whitetail terrain imaginable. Northeast Rut Reporter Mike Bleech has been hunting whitetails in his native Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast for more than four decades. A Vietnam veteran and full-time freelance outdoor writer, Bleech has had more than 5000 of his articles published. States covered: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA OH, MD, DE_