The rut is coming into full swing. Up-close Outfitters has been in the woods just about every day the past few weeks monitoring sign and running guided hunting trips. Deer are really starting to lay out their territory leaving numerous quality rubs. We have been hunting a deer over 22 inches in width for the past week. A client got a good look at him earlier with not shot. He is a true giant for western NC. We have hung stands on 4 different wall hangers throughout the 47,000 acres we are federally permited to hunt. We predict several trophies this winter with a great year to come!