Rub making: Rub making is increasing in the pre-rut states of Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. With the rut in the near future, bucks are actively rubbing and preparing for action. In Arkansas, South Carolina, Georgia, and Louisiana, there is less rubbing because bucks are doing more seeking, chasing, and breeding. Most rubs I have seen have been old. I did see one rub that appeared fresh at Cedar Creek Wildlife Management Area in central Georgia, but the majority look weeks or months old.