Nov. 6--Overall Activity Status: The rut is ongoing in South Carolina and right on the brink in Georgia. Rain storms blew through earlier in the week and brought colder and windier weather which should spur even more movement and rut activity. Numerous reports of bucks chasing does are coming in from Georgia and South Carolina. Some of the does may not be quite ready, but bucks are still following and checking them out. Expect most of the does to come into estrus in the next couple weeks, which will bring out even more chasing, fighting, and the emergence of the biggest and most mature trophy bucks. Other southeastern states are still weeks away from the rut, but chilly temperatures and pre-rut conditions are stimulating more movement.
Fighting:** Fighting is happening in Georgia and South Carolina, with some light sparring in other states. A hunter in Georgia found two nice bucks locked together from fighting, with one already dead. The other was dispatched. Expect bucks to tassle in competition for does in Georgia and South Carolina as the rut continues.