Overall Activity Status: The season has started in South Carolina, Georgia, and south Florida. This weekend had some slightly cooler temperatures than typical and less humidity. Early morning activity has been best when it is the coolest. The full moon is on September 12, which may affect deer movement by concentrating it at night. Some hunters may try some mid-day hunting thinking deer that bedded down at dawn may be back up again feeding. For the most part, the rut is still months away, but hunters can still see deer by hunting food sources.
Fighting:** None yet, possibly some light sparring with young bucks.
Rub making:** None yet, though some bucks will rub the velvet off their antlers on a tree.