Ep. 384: Hunting the Whitetail Rut with Andrae D’Acquisto

10.29.2020 - By Wired To Hunt Podcast

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Today on the show I'm joined by legendary whitetail bow hunter Andrae D’Acquisto for a followup to our previous conversation this summer and this time we’re tackling how to hunt the whitetail rut.
Topics discussed:

My principles for rut hunting success

How Andrae's 2020 season has gone so far

How he goes about finding a buck during the last few days of October

Why the rut can be frustrating for someone hunting a single buck

The most important step to Andrae's rut success

The detail of the rut bump and dump

Setting up on funnels during the rut and why some bucks avoid them

How and why to set up off the edge of bedding areas

What to do when you see a buck locked on a doe

Overhunting or not?

What sign is valuable during the rut

How moon phase may or may not impact deer movement

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