The Ruts Starting

It’s getting to be that time, the time of the rut, when doe go into their estrus and the bucks start chasing them and let their guard down, my time of year and the same for millions of other hunters.  This year, maybe, just maybe the rut will start a little early and I’ve heard some folks around here saying that they’ve already seen bucks chasing doe.

These 2 “shots” of a nice 8 pointer, good brow tines, good height on his spread, well outside his ears and his neck is swollen.  Maybe it’s early for this, but anybody can see his neck is large and he’s ready for a fight!
November 3rd can’t get here soon enough!