Scrape Making: Again, the peak of scraping is past us. But as the secondary rut kicks in during the coming days, look for fresh scrapes to appear, particularly in and around prime winter food sources.
Chasing:** We've passed the rut peak, so the temptation is to believe that chasing is over. Don't believe it. Late-cycling does continue to enter estrous, and when they do, bucks will follow. This holds true despite open gun seasons. One of my friends was watching a secluded alfalfa field last week, hoping to take a doe. He was shocked when a young doe entered the field to feed, followed closely by a big 10-point. He was so surprised he managed to miss the open 65-yard shot!
Daytime Movement:** With firearms seasons winding down, expect to see an increasing amount of day time feeding and travel. Especially now, as the first serious cold weather of the season has arrived. And when the first snowfall blankets the easy feed, expect deer to get serious about moving about.