Fighting: No reports lately of bucks fighting.
Rub & Scrape Making:** In Maine, outdoor writer Steve Carpenteri said there's "not much of a rut going on here. It could be over (might have been before Sandy hit). Very little sign, no rubs or scrapes." Carpenteri has noted before that since deer density is so low, finding sign can be difficult.
Chasing:** Andy Buschak, who hunts both sides of the Ohio/Pennsylvania border, is seeing more activity in northeast Ohio than in Pennsylvania. He has seen an increased number of rubs, but no scrapes lately. The only bucks he has photographed on trail camera have been of modest size. The only bucks he has seen from his tree stand have been small, and none were pursuing does. Nighttime has been a different matter. Driving at night, he has seen bucks chasing does.
Daytime Movement:** Back on November 12, Tom Hiegel wrote from Erie County, Pennsylvania, that does were on the move during the day. "Scrapes, rubs, lots of action," he wrote. "They are responding to young buck calls, doe bleats."