Hunting the Rut

Social stress is a big deal in the world of whitetails. Bucks, especially during the rut, constantly jockey for position on the ladder of social hierarchy. Learn more in this full episode of Deer & Deer Hunting TV.

A DDH Exclusive! 3 Things You Need to Know About the 2017 Whitetail Rut - with Charles Alsheimer.

Watch a bowhunter bag a monster buck during the Kansas rut in this video from Deer & Deer Hunting.

These pro hunters know all about hunting in situations that can turn on a dime, and how to methodically adjust their tactics as the long season changes.

We often talk about the rut and the various tactics involved in this unique period for whitetails...but even with all this talk, is it possible that the rut is just a giant work of fiction? Is it a fantasy based on human perception? Watch as we consider this interesting theory and make our own predictions about the fact and fictions concerning the epic whitetail rut season.

Big game decoys are now a standard tool, but knowing how to effectively deploy one is important to understand. We'll show you how.

Understanding why and how bucks rut and what their behavior means during rutting season can go a long to helping hunters tracks and kill whitetails. This video explains these behaviors and helps hunters look for patterns to better develop hunting strategies. Rutting, scrapes, and the fight for dominance is a fascinating topic, and one every hunter should fully understand.

It's late October and it's time to scrape hunt, but this can be a tough part of the season for many hunters. The key is where you're hunting and where you're placing your stand. In this video, Steve Bartylla tells you how to best locate the scrape you want to hunt and where you can set up a stand to take advantage of that scrape. Check out this video for some incredible tips on scrape hunting.

We talk about Charlie Alsheimer's famous rut predictions and how he is able to use research data and scientific evidence to time the rut year after year.

There are a number of factors that may suppress a whitetail deer rut, and in this video we talk to Charlie Alsheimer about some of those factors and how we can overcome them. Of the many factors involved, Charlie says the biggest three are air temperature, human pressure, and changing weather fronts. There are things you can do for each, and Charlie shares the common sense advice any hunter can use.