On the other hand, early season bucks, like the 10-point I just shot, are predictable. They are thinking about food, not so much girls. In Texas, that usually means hunting near agriculture, food plots or even corn feeders. That's why I invest so much effort to hunting in October. It's also before the gun season opens. I try to get my buck before the added pressure on neighboring properties from rifle hunters. Pre-rut bucks can also be very responsive to calling, like rattling or grunt calls, that last week in October and first week in November.