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Location: utah
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How are the deer acting?

Like my other post heading to illinois this week Dec 1-8 will the deer still be rutting? what kind of tactics should I use? scents, calls, rattling? Thanks for all the help.

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Location: Kingston, MI
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How are the deer acting?

Illinois is a great state to whitetail hunt. I would find the bedding and feeding areas and set up in between. With that being said, I would try setting up closer to the bedding area, but great care should be taken in the entry and exit routes. The deer will be on high alert.

As far as calls are concerned, I would use them very sparingly. If you see a big buck and don't think you'll get an opportunity, try a can call or grunt tube. Other than that, I wouldn't even use a call.

Good luck buddy.