His suppositions seemed dead-on accurate. If you’ve spent any time in the woods during the whitetail rut, you know that it varies from season to season and day to day. We can’t be on stand 24/7. So, is there a way to figure out the best times to actually be in the woods? What Jeff came up with is a simple mathematical algorithm that you can plug your own numbers into. It is largely based upon food, weather (temperature, wind, and precipitation), and moon stages. The thing about Jeff’s theory is that he actually has the results to back up his hypothesis, and it goes a long way in explaining regional variability in whitetail rut behavior during pre, peak and post rut.