#HuntFishTravel 171 – Hunting the Rut – Your Questions Answered with Kip Adams of the QDMA
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What are the top three questions people ask Wildlife Biologist Kip Adams of the Quality Deer Management Association about hunting the rut? Listen in to find out!
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00:00 Wisconsin Opening Day & catching up with Eric Clark from Where to Hunt Podcast
12:30 Pennysylvania opening day
13:30 New Hampshire opening day
15:00 Q1 – “When is the rut going to happen in my area”
17:00 If you could pinpoint two days to be in the woods, two days that should not be missed what would they be?
18:00 How does pre-rut impact hunters and GPS collared deer
20:25 Monitoring scrape use and how to be careful monitoring them during peak breeding season.
22:45 Where deer prefer mock scrapes to be
23:30 monitoring mock scrapes on public.
24:00 Q2 – “Why am I not seeing any activity?”
27:00 No hot does in the area? How to fool them
29:00 What the GPS collared deer have taught us about their behavior during the hunting season and the type of terrain they prefer.
31:05 How to hunt the second weekend of rifle season after they’ve been pushed.
32:30 Where the average person can find GPS tracking data
36:10 Q3 What is the best strategy for hunting the rut.
39:30 If you’re hunting public what kind of food sources should you look for.
41:30 Listener Question: Can a buck’s age fool you during the rut?
44:00 Final thoughts on hunting the rut.
46:00 New update for the Where to Hunt App – where2huntapp.com