Scrape making: Scrapes, like rubs, are becoming more frequent in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi as their pre-rut is close. Bucks will make scrapes along their travel routes and feeding areas, but most won't be reworked till closer to the rut. Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas bucks are not using scrapes regularly.
Chasing:** We are at the tail end of the chasing phase for Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Arkansas but not quite there for Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi . Still bucks can be seen following does at any time so be on the watch.
Daytime movement:** Deer are moving well during the day and night because of the rut or pre-rut. I checked a trail camera that was out for two weeks and had more daytime pics of deer than night shots. In Mississippi, Jimmy Riles of Giles Island reports "our peak rut comes about a week before Christmas and extends to around Jan. 12 or so. Right now we are dealing with the ever-changing feeding patterns that occur this time of year. We need to get a good frost to kill the vegetation and get more deer moving around and to our food plots. Business will pick up around the 1st of December with the pre-rut, and we should start seeing new bucks every week from now until the end of the season."