Chasing: Some areas are seeing chasing, be it the peak rut or the second rut. In Louisiana, Nick Sampey has altered his strategy. "There are bucks chasing for the second rut, but few and far between. I have stopped seeing deer on my regular stands and I'm working into food sources deeper in the woods," Nick commented. A hunter in Colbert County, Alabama reports seeing some small bucks chasing, but the does are not quite ready yet.
Daytime movement:** Also hunting in Louisiana, Brandon Rider feels that the bucks are rutting in his region. "I'm currently hunting in the eastern/central part of the state. I had a nice public land eight-point with a doe on December 26th. I was unable to get a shot with my bow. The rut is in full swing right now," Brandon says. If you have hunting property in east central Louisiana, the rut is going on there now and deer will be moving well day and night.