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September 29, 2020 2 min read

In addition to the BuckStik and the RIPStik, the RutStik is the perfect tool to complete the communication system. For many deer hunters, the pre-rut and the rut offer the most action-packed hunting of the entire season. As its name states, this is the time of year to utilize the RutStik. If you’ve been lucky enough to be in the whitetail woods when there is a hot doe in your area you know what this situation can present. Bucks seem to come out of nowhere, cruising and chasing, turning the woods and your hunt into an adrenal rushing chaos. Now, you can artificially trigger this behavior with the simple use of a RutStik.

 

The RutStik is used with our #5 Doe Tarsal and Doe in Heat Beads or Spray. With the RutStik filled with #5 scent, you’re telling bucks in your area there's a hot doe present, triggering them stay on there feet searching the woods. When a doe enters peak estrous, she will urinate on her tarsal glands marking any brush or tall grass to get her hot scent in the air where it can be detected more easily by cruising bucks. The RutStik allows us to create this advantage at any time and anywhere within the 4-5-week rut window. This of course depends on your geographic location but mid-October to late November is a great place to start in most whitetail hot beds across the country. This time frame may push into December and January if you’re hunting the far south.

The RutStik is a 30” fiberglass rod that stands at 22" when mounted into the ground. The user can add a two-piece stainless-steel bead dispenser for the #5 Beads which are both sold separately, or simply spray the interactive leaves with the spray bottle of #5 Hot Doe Tarsal Gland which comes standard with the RutStik. The RutStik is great when paired with the Buckstik or RIPstik but you can also deploy the product in any high traffic area or prime treestand location on its own.

From mid-October through all stages of the rut, the RutStik is perfect for keeping bucks on their feet, checking and cruising for that hot doe.