We are really pleased to be hunting whitetail deer in the rut on our Idaho ranch again. The rut begins around the 3rd of November and season is over December 1st. Having several thousand acres at our disposal, we can easily accommodate groups of friends and family.
We use tree stands, ground blinds and spot and stalk methods for our whitetail deer. Whatever works to bag your buck, that’s what we’ll do. We ask that hunters practice shooting out to 300 yards. During the rut, bucks will be hazing does and moving quite often and you never know when that shot is going to present itself.
Our whitetail rut hunt in Idaho is a rifle or bow season, but I would lean toward rifle this time of year. Bucks are a little tougher to pattern and you don’t want a big rut crazed buck to get away for lack of weapon.