Farther to the west, Arkansas hunters are also enjoying good hunting for rutting bucks. Matt Horton reports that "the rut is in full swing, with the morning and mid-day hunts being the most successful. Bucks are chasing and tending does 24/7!" Horton reported several nice rut bucks taken, including one shot by Pappy Edge, who was hunting in Arkansas' Van Buren County on opening weekend of rifle season. The handsome 14-pointer, shown here, scored 128 typical and 142 non-typical.