The rut map for Florida looks like a checkerboard, with rut dates scattered from July to February. Deer in Polk County, in the middle of the state, are rutting now. Trevor Fitzgerald of Southern Arrowhead Outfitters guides clients in the Florida panhandle, where their rut takes place in January and February. "Our bucks are still in their bachelor groups at this this time," Fitzgerald reports. "We had a hunt last week and there were a couple of decent bucks harvested. The acorns are falling really heavy at our place right now, and [hunting over them] is the best way to harvest a deer at our place right now." Mark Mendez, shown here, killed a nice Florida six pointer that was feeding on acorns, and George Pashek killed his first buck ever, a mature and healthy Florida eight pointer that was taken on a trail that lead from acorn trees to a bedding area.