I was reading through my last years outdoor life and it lists the evenings of oct. 5 and 6 as two of the best days of the season to catch mature bucks out and about. I wasn’t going to hunt sure to the heat, but you can’t shoot them if your watching oln at home.
I am thinking November 5/6. Just read that November 10th will be the best day. Who knows. It will depend on a lot of different factors but the rut will help out in November. I do know that this heat is not helping much.