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.
Dec. 14--Overall Activity Status:** The rut is peaking in Arkansas and on the verge in Alabama. Pre-rut conditions are here in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Extremely cold temperatures have forced deer to move in order to feed and breed. Rut activity is rampant in most southern states.