Overall Activity Status: Movement is sporadic, with some areas in full rut, some with light early chasing, and others only experiencing some residual rut activity. Numerous reports of chasing are coming in, but most involve younger bucks. Some hunters are complaining about the warm weather suppressing movement. The season is over in Arkansas. In Georgia, the season extends to January 15 in the southern zone and is limited to archery in the suburban Atlanta counties. South Carolina hunters can bowhunt until the end of February. Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama hunters are seeing some form of the rut at this time, and have many opportunities.
Fighting:** Some bucks in the late-rut states of Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana are fighting. Competition for estrous does will often spur some head banging. A hunter in Alabama recently bagged a good buck with much of its beam broken off, likely from fighting.