The rut is peaking in Arkansas, South Carolina, and Georgia right now. Every day I hear reports about bucks chasing does, both from hunters who were in the woods and hunters behind the wheel. Any one driving around is likely to see a buck and doe in fields or actually darting in front of them. A hunter friend of mine mentioned this morning that he saw a good buck along a roadside with a doe. The buck seemed nervous about being so close to cars, he said, but would not leave the hot doe.