Lee and Tiffany Lakosky, of “Crush with Lee & Tiffany” on Outdoor Channel, hunt every day, but admit there are certain time frames that they look forward to more than others, like the first 10 days of October. Lee says that resident bucks many times haven’t broken off yet in early October and are still on their regular feeding patterns making their movements more predictable. In addition, the Lakosky’s like late season December hunting as deer have returned to their feeding patterns post-rut. What about the rut though? The rut is packed with action and Lee says if you are looking to hunt any deer, this is the time. However, Lee and Tiffany hunt specific, mature, deer and say that the rut makes it more difficult to target individual bucks.
How do they decide what bucks make their hit list for the fall season? The Lakosky’s manage their land and resident deer herd based on age structure and say that they target deer 5 years old or more. This kind of management can require a lot of restraint as Lee says they’ve passed on incredible deer that were only 4 years old. However, the results often speak for themselves as is evident by Lee’s harvest of a 201-inch monster earlier this season. Tune in as Lee and Tiffany Lakosky talk in depth about hunting the rut, targeting mature whitetails and so much more in a special two-part interview, this week on The Revolution.