For all-out enthusiasm, it's tough to beat Garry Greenwalt right now. Greenwalt owns Wild Country Guide Service in eastern Washington, and is to my knowledge the first person to post a trail cam pic of a buck in the snow this year. Garry hunts a mix of habitat in the foothills, and called in this report: "From what I see, I'd say the rut is kicking into full swing here. My cameras are showing lots of young bucks cruising through the baits and food plots, with a few mature bucks too. I guided a client to a decent 5X5 a few days back, and I've spent a few days checking cams and scouting in our fresh snow! This is definitely a time to be calling, and the next few days should be really, really good as the mature bucks get more active. If I weren't guiding, I'd love to be out there with a bow in my hand right now!"