Getting geared up to hunt IA for the 2nd time ever. First time out was a great experience, was able to harvest a great buck, and see a lot of good ones. This time out, we are targeting some different areas that are still private land, but totally different terrain/situations. Some of the best sections that we have at our disposal are smaller sections (40 acres) of woods/drainages that butt up next to larger chunks of private land that are owned by cattle farms. These "seem" to hold a lot of deer. They have about 200 acres of woods, with maybe 400 acres of pasture on them. The woods obviously has a cattle fence that is RIGHT on the property line. About 4' tall. These are on nice ridges that flow from one property to the other, and we located some nice pinch points, etc. that would be nice stand locations when we go back in Nov. They would bank on influxes of bucks between the 2 properties. There are faint trails crossing them like you would expect, but nothing like you see where there aren't any fences. Knowing most deer when traveling their bedding to feeding route will travel the path of least resistance, how much stock do you put in low/4' fences when it comes to bucks during the rut ?? I am a flat lander in MI with NO cattle fences in my past experiences. What are your experiences with the RUT ??? Bucks cruise like normal and just jump them when they come to them? Or are they going to follow the normal bedding to feeding patterns by deer the rest of the year and parallel them, almost sectioning off the movement ?