Overall Activity Status: Although rut activity has been spotty out West, in general, in northeast Washington, daylight movement of mature bucks has increased going into the last week of October, as well as overall rut activity. Josh Judd, owner of Archery Outfitter out of Clayton, Washington, reported that several mature bucks have been caught on trail cameras in the early morning and late-evening hours. In fact, Scott Hageman, a hunter Josh had in camp during the rifle season opener last week, killed this impressively wide 5x5 at about 4:30 p.m. on the second day of his hunt. Josh had been seeing this deer all summer and was glad to finally wrap a tag around him. The buck's teeth were worn down to nubs, and Josh suspects that the buck to be six-plus years old. This public-land deer scored in the mid-130s and carried split eye-guards.