_Northeast Rut Reporter Mike Bleech has been hunting whitetails in his native Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast for more than four decades. A Vietnam veteran and full-time freelance outdoor writer, Bleech has had more than 5000 of his articles published. States covered: ME, NH, VT, MA, RI, CT, NY, NJ, PA OH, MD, DE.
Overall Activity Status: Activity of both bucks and does is picking up in most parts of the region. More dead deer can be seen along roadsides. Matt Rosenthal, at Beaver Creek Fly Shop in Hagerstown, Maryland, reported seeing increasing numbers of road-kills in his area. Hunters have been seeing more deer from their stands.