So, I'll preface this post by saying that I am generally accused of "overthinking" scent lures when it comes to the prerut. BUT that doesn't necessary mean I overuse them, either. Personally, I tend to always keep some simple buck urine (not buck in rut) in my back pocket, to freshen up scrapes that I find bucks frequenting within my area. Otherwise, I will leave the estrous at home and stay away from any rut-scenting lures as much as possible, until about the second week in November. My worry is that I'm possibly making a mistake by doing that. So my question for everyone is this: what scents would you consider using during the prerut (as a relevant time frame, October 20th-November 3rd), and how would you go about using them? Obviously, scents have proven their worth as the actual rut starts picking up, but lets try to keep this thread about the late October-early November periods. I am northern-midwest hunter, so incite regarding that general location would be helpful for me personally, although any advice is more than welcome. Thanks in advance and stay safe out there folks.