Mid-South Rut Reporter Will Brantley gave us all deja vu. Last year about this time, his lovely bride Michelle started off the season with a dandy Kentucky buck. Well, Michelle led us all straight out of the gate this year with a gorgeous velvet 8-point. Will reported that his better half struck while the iron was hot; bucks are shedding their velvet quickly across the region, and as they come into hard antler, are starting to open up some scrapes. And if there's a silver lining in any hurricane, Isaac's was the rain it brought inland to Brantley's region.