"We finally got a weather-maker last weekend, moving temps below zero for a couple of days," says Rinehart. "We had about 4 inches of snow, and things have really gotten exciting. The bucks 'go button' is on, and they are ready. Unfortunately, the does are absolutely not interested. The bucks are hammering their scrapes and rushing does, but as of this morning, we are seeing no true rut activity from both sides. We are starting to see new bucks show up that we have not seen on trail cameras this fall, which means all bucks are starting to cruise and are looking for receptive does. I believe if the current cool weather stays, we will be in full rut in the next 7 to 10 days."