Still, as Petrantoni and Muller mentioned, it is likely the rut could show its true self by the weekend. If you have reason to believe bucks are cruising for does in your area, it’s high time to make a tactical change. Abandon those pre-rut stands you’ve been hunting. Start targeting areas where you can intercept bucks that are cruising for does. The chasing phase is almost here. Stay tuned for my post later this week on specific geographical locations to target a rutting buck.