I would start by switching my tatics, for instance, instead of hunting by major rut areas , hunt by food sources. in the post rut as the does start to come out of heat the deer go back into survival mode. also hunt by heavyly scraped areas b/c the bucks will start to go back to were they are most comfertable and check the scrapes that thay made before ruting. there is also something i heard about a second rut, it isn't much of a rut but more of when the young does go into heat b/c they are now mature enough to at this time cause maybe they wernt during the rut, regardless the deer still rut from mid december to early januay. and if you dont get a deer soon don't stop hunting b/c most of the mature bucks don't start to rute until its realy on unlike imature bucks that start in the pre rut, and continue till december. but your best shot would be hunting food,
One of the things I struggle with when afield is keeping my rifle clean and in good working order. Small amounts of dust and dirt collect moisture; moisture can freeze rendering your action immovable when you need it most. I have seen this happen on multiple occasions, and over time, I’ve learned the cause and how to prevent this from happening.
The first thing that you need to avoid before going afield is leaving excess oil on the gun. Oil will trap dirt and sand in all the wrong places....