On this episode of the Nine Finger Chronicles, the entire conversation revolves around the late October timeframe know as the pre-rut. Dan is joined by fellow podcast Nate Thomas of the Missouri Woods & Water podcast to discuss some of their favorite hunting strategies for this time of year. The guys talk about everything from hunting fresh sign like rubs and scrapes as well as specific locations like staging areas and bedding areas. The guys talk about their experiences observing deer behavior as well as when they start to see the mature buck increase their daily travel. Like the guys mention there is not one specific way to hunt the Pre-Rut, but there are plenty of signs that you are in the right place... but is it the right time?