December 22, 2014 at 2:19pm
there is no doubt with everyone feeding thousands of stands the deer do not have to travel far to feed BUT the deer aren't going to the feed this year as in the past. Deer are there, there are tremendous amounts of deer roads in the swamp, tracks, scrapes and rubs but sightings are unusually low from previous years...especially the does.
What I'm seeing are a couple does, spikes or 1.5 yo bucks. Cameras are capturing good bucks at night just like any other year. The rut should be kicking off this week into next week IMO