How To Hunt The Whitetail Rut


Navigate the Whitetail Rut

I'm really excited to bring you our third installment in our Web Class Series: How To Hunt The Whitetail Rut. Hunting all 6 phases of the annual whitetail rut can be highly successful with effective scouting, stand setup and mature buck hunting practices. Once the forecast, tracking and strategy of the whitetail rut has been completed, it is time to forecast the best days to hunt during the rut and then hit the woods! The bucks will be ready - but will you?I am thankful that you are considering this class to guide you on the path towards becoming a more consistently successful rut hunter, for the rest of your life.By the end of this web class, you will have learned the knowledge necessary to navigate not only the 7-10 day peak rut, but the entire 45 day window of rut opportunity.

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Learn from an innovator in Whitetail Hunting Strategies since 1986

Featuring 10 online video lessons in over 3 hours of video grouped into 3 modules. You will learn:
- All original, whitetail rut tactics and strategies that are actually effective in the real world, anywhere a whitetail roams
- That the rut offers 45 days of hunting opportunity
- What playing poker in the rut woods means for whitetails
- When the rut begins and ends, including the incredible 2nd rut and 3rd rut
- Tactics to navigate the rut weather rollercoaster
- What the rut timeline is and how to hunt all 6 phases of the rut
- How to score the sit to maximize an entire high value day of rut hunting opportunity through defined morning and evening stand locations
- What Calls to use during the rut and at which time

... and much, much more!


Your Instructor

Jeff Sturgis takes decades of pursuing his passion, and then professionally transfers those pursuits into the enhancement of his client’s, reader's and viewer's hunting and habitat experiences, across the entire country. Jeff prides himself in creating the healthiest free-ranging deer herds in the world of whitetails, as well as taking on the challenge of hunting the oldest bucks in the neighborhood. Jeff has been able to create, own, operate and build a successful business in the whitetail industry by focusing on the teachings of his advanced whitetail strategies, since 2005.Jeff received the QDMA's Deer Manager of the Year award in 2004, and hasn't stopped learning since. After studying and creating over 1500 whitetail videos and articles, as well as working on over 1100 client lands and counting across 26 whitetail states, Jeff is in a league of his own when it comes to the ability to design your advanced habitat, herd and hunt opportunities - anywhere a whitetail roams!

Once again great info and content, keep it coming Sir, you are the boss.

Great channel mister ! I wish you were my dad. Lol

I have completed and really enjoyed the class. It is amazing how much I've learned. I am excited to get to work this winter on improvements.

Thank you so much for your free information. Great stuff! You inspire me with every video to improve my land!

I received the work book and cap, they are both high quality. Good job. Loving the class, great stuff.

Pure gold Jeff, thank you again!

I gotta thank you!
—Lee G- Ohio

I love your videos. I think I have watched every one at least twice. I just love your practical advice, with no hype or showboat... Keep up the great work.

You just changed my perceptions again. Huge step up for me. Thanks for this info.

Wanted to say thanks to WHS team .
—Barry- NY

Course Curriculum

1. Incredible Whitetail Rut Opportunities
45 Days of Rut Opportunity! (07:07)
Playing Poker In The Rut Woods (18:34)
When The Rut Begins (16:57)
The Incredible 2nd Rut (12:31)
2. How To Track And Hunt The Rut
Rut Timeline-How To Hunt Each Phase (26:50)
When To Hunt Core or Non Core Bucks (14:01)
Rut Weather Rollercoaster (16:34)
3. Whitetail Rut Sit Management
The Morning Sit Advantage (31:21)
All Day Rut Sit Management (14:34)
What Calls To Use During the Rut (25:20)

Rut bonuses

PLUS: Exclusive bonuses worth $120 for the Whitetail Rut Class!

Exclusive WHS Hat

Most deer hunters love hats, and we know you will enjoy this exclusive, high quality hat made exclusively for this web class! Hopefully you will want to collect them all!

$30 Value

50 % OFF an Elite membership to the HuntWise App

Includes the HuntCast hunting prediction algorithm that Jeff developed after decades of experience and success.

-$60 Value

A signed hard copy of Jeff's book, All Weather Whitetails

Your copy of All Weather Whitetails will be personally signed by Jeff and mailed to your shortly after your purchase.
a $30 Value

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

What do I need to access the course?

If you have an Internet connection and a modern web browser, you'll be able to view the content.

Can I download the course for offline use?

Not at this time but please let us know if this is something you need. We might be able to make accommodations due to your circumstances (eg spotty/slow Internet, plane trip, etc.).

Is the course available on other formats (eg DVD, audio only).

Not at this time. However, please let us know if this is something you would find useful.

Are there closed-captions / transcript available?

Not yet, but please let us know so we can make accommodations.

What if I am unhappy with the course? Is there any refunds?

If you are unsatisfied, please let us know so we can address your concern.

I purchased the class—how do I login?

After you purchase the class, you will be prompted to create a password to this website and setup your account. If you forgot your password please try resetting it.

What Others Are Saying

I've been a fanatic whitetail hunter for 26 years and counting. Over the years I've read just about every whitetail magazine, book, & blog to increase my odds of success. The 2nd year after reading Jeffs book and implementing his tactics, improvements, proper balance of food and habitat, etc... an increase of herd to around 70 deer by the end of season (not kidding your sightings will increase as the season progresses including bucks!). I harvested 2 awesome 8pts, passed on 18 immature bucks, and harvested 4 does to help balance the herd. My results may seem too good to be true...something like a fad diet....but trust me once you start to read this you won't be able to put it down and once you implement Jeff's concepts and design will be able to take your hunting success to the next level you so desire!!! I promise;)

Anthony G

I can’t begin to express how happy I am to have made the decision to choose Whitetail Habit Solutions (WHS). Jeff and his team have done amazing things for everyone which includes me. As an out of state owner my time is limited and I knew I needed help so I researched and follow Jeff for awhile and the decision was very easy for me to learn from to get me on track. Kevan Smith came out to the property and was absolutely a beast getting things straightened out and offered great information to help me understand how to properly set things up and how to hunt the property the correct way.
I was able to turn my struggle over the years and turn it into a successful memory. I was able to do this by following the proven concepts Jeff created over the years. Staying focused to maximize the potential and leverage my limited time was important for me in order to become successful. WHS was able to help me get there. By following the concepts it offers a higher potential to the success you’re looking for and also gives you those important memories with family and friends on the way to fulfilling your dreams.
A Big Thank You to Jeff choosing to share for all to learn and for his team for sharing his vision. Your awesome!

Here are some photos of my 1st years success and more to come.

Brad- Kentucky

Jeff visited us in Central Michigan for the first time in the spring of 2022. In the 3 years we have hunted the property before Jeff’s consultation we had shot 4 bucks all scoring between 95”- 105” Jeff came out and gave us a plan. The biggest take away for us was to create significantly more depth of cover and access. Jeff had us move our food plots away from the middle of the property to create layers of bedding and helped us understand how to use the topography of our property for hunting access. I watched hours and hours of Jeff on YouTube and had a pretty good idea about what he was going to recommend, but having him in person able to apply his management philosophy to our property specifically directly made it easy. We started making changes immediately and that first hunting season, shot a 130” 5 year old 10 point.
This year, our switchgrass is coming in our food plots are expanding, and our blinds and stand locations are even better than before. We still have plenty of work ahead of us, but now, we have a plan. Thanks Jeff and the WHS team!

Bryan K- Michigan

These are my top 5 archery bucks i've taken all from the same property over the years using all the tactics i've learned from watching his video's!! The biggest in the middle scored 171-3/8s! Got my first archery buck when i was 15 & I'm turning 28 in June soo it took abit of time, but in my area I'm fairly well known for getting these bucks in that short time cause most hunters here maybe get lucky & shoot one like that in a whole lifetime lol

Tyler S

I had a fantastic experience working with Kevan this past winter. I am very new to hunting and have learned so much valuable information on herd development through land improvements. Based upon the site visit , Kevan really took the time to understand where we were at in our hunting journey and from there built our stand and food plot locations. We have had a successful 1st year no till food plot experience using buckwheat! ( I have a picture attached of the buckwheat plot). I have also taken the hunting hills web class to better impact my hunting skills in North Central PA. Jeff is a great educator. I am now prepared to hunt from my stand locations based upon winds/thermals in the hill country of PA. I simply can not that WHS enough for their help. We are excited to apply our new found education to hunting this fall.
Thank you again!

Carrie V- Pennsylvania

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