2. You Will Be Exhausted
If you hunt the rut at all like I do, you're likely going to be hunting for days on end, with wicked early wake-ups and full days on stand. And while we love the rut, it can get to be a grind. Let's be real, seven straight days of 3:30 AM starts and 13-hour sits is just plain exhausting, and after a few days of that it's pretty easy to want to give up. But don't. Again, this is something you need to mentally guard yourself for. Realize ahead of time that the fatigue will eventually set in, but have a plan in place for pushing through it. Simply put, this will be a test of your internal fortitude, so know this is coming and steel yourself for it.