Has anyone seen any sign of the pre-rut yet ? I have more bucks on camera this year than combined over the past three years. I have only found one scrape (which was the 1st weekend in October) and a couple hookings..
Well it depends on the area you are hunting! I hunt in Elizabeth,La an our lease is part area 3 an part area 8! Scraping is usually end of september to mid october then the breeding period 'rut' is usually mid to late october! What area do you hunt?
I'm not a 100% positive but I think area 2 usually starts a little bit later than area 3! I think the 1st peak of scraping is towards the end of October an the 1st breeding period is around early to mid November! Its usually around a week are two behind us so they should be at the point now to where they startn to scrap an marking up there areas!