I hunted New York's Columbia County for the first two days of rifle season, 11/19, 11/20. Columbia County is on the eastern boundary, just below Albany NY. After hunting four or so parcels of land, it occurred to me that I didn't see one single deer rub. None, nata, ziltch. Yet, deer are supposed to be plentiful, we saw over a dozen does and the permissible doe harvest is generous compared to other portions of the state.
Could it be that the rut is late this year? Anyone else experience this?