“The pre-rut here in Ohio has kicked off with a major cold front that has swept through the Midwest. Indian summer and the October lull are gone, thankfully! Bucks are on their feet making new scrapes, freshening old ones, and expanding their territory. They’ve become a lot more vocal and have been scent-checking does in our food plots over the past few days. This past Monday my daughter Abbi harvested a great 5-1/2-year-old 7-pointer that came grunting into a field full of does, checking them before she made a great 30-yard shot.