The rut is ramping up quickly with a week of very wet cooler days behind us and more of the same forecasted. All this rain has made this October like no other in recent memory. We received more than 15 inches of rainfall at the ranch since the 1st and there is more to come if this trend continues as predicted. Overall the wildlife and livestock do benefit from plentiful rain in the fall of the year but this amount is way over the top and it will push the river up and out of its banks for a few days or weeks. When the river bottom floods all those critters living down there seek higher ground and that's when Life on the Ranch gets very interesting.