Plenty of people think that the December Rut does not really happen in the Midwest because they don’t see it. I get the pleasure of observing the December Rut every year at some time or another. In this video I show buck activity on my 47 acre property in Lenawee County Michigan on December 10th 2016. I go over why it is that many hunters do not see this rutting activity. First and foremost, many hunters create too high a disruption on their properties earlier in the season, mainly by leaving too much scent, and not using proper stand placement and approach. Second, it is a sporadic event. There are not as many does going into estrus so the “rut” is not happening all over the place like it is in November. When a doe fawn or a doe missed in the November cycle goers into heat, it draws a lot of bucks to her small area. So hunters in other areas are not seeing as much. But if you are patient, use great scent, trail, and stand control earlier in the year, you will see it one day. For detailed information on scent control, property layout, and habitat improvements please purchase my book here: EXTREME DEER HABITAT BOOK.