I have shot 4 of my nicer bucks the last week of Oct. I always say its my B-day gift to myself but it usually seems that the bucks start roaming around a little more getting ready for the rut. The fourth week of Oct has been the only time I have ever had a buck come to a grunt call. The second week of Nov usually produces lots and lots of buck sightings but you need a fully auto AK-47 to take a shot when they come by you a 100mph! Last year I watched 16 bucks come by my stand chasing does wide open on the 2nd Saturday afternoon in Nov. I had a blast but did not get a chance to even think about shooting. When those boys get in that zone nothing will get there attention. I tried everything! Hey no shot but it was FUN! Thinning out the doe population has payed off for our club!