Rut Reporter Eric Bruce has been writing about hunting and fishing for newspapers and magazines for 25 years and hunts deer all over the South, including near his Georgia home. States covered: AR, LA, MS, AL, GA, SC, FL.

Nov. 3: Dave Jackson of Winter Haven, Florida killed this nine-pointer on November 1, 2010. He was hunting in Dooly County, Georgia. The buck weighed 235 pounds and sported twelve-inch G2s, eleven-inch G3s, and a split tine. The bucks are on the move in Georgia as the pre-rut moves into the rut.