A rutting buck can be anywhere. An area where multiple trails join is a great any-wind spot. Yes, you’re rolling the dice and giving up your location in one direction, but with multiple trails intersecting and the rut running wide open, your chances are good a buck will come down one of the other trails.
Wildlife biologist and accomplished whitetail hunter Jeremy Flinn hunts his favorite rut stand in the rain regardless of wind direction. “Not only does rain wash away any scent I leave behind while walking in, but as the rain hits the ground, it stirs up natural fragrances that cover human scent,” notes Flinn. “And a light rain, in my opinion, keeps traveling bucks cool and on their feet longer.”