November 7th would be the first hunt of the year for me in Iowa. Ideal weather, and what we thought would be the peak rut, left Dylan and I scratching our heads after we hunted hard for 8 straight days and seen very little action. Although we seen a handful of good bucks, we weren’t seeing any evidence of bucks doing what they are normally doing this time of year which is running rampid. After the 8 day stretch, we decided to take a few days off before jumping to a new piece of property with hopes of a better turn out. We headed back into the timber after our 3 day break and ended up having the hunt we were hoping for. This buck was the 3rd of the morning and he gave me a 14 yard chip shot shortly after a rattling sequence around 8:30am.