My buddy took a nice 8 pointer this weekend down in Colleton County here in SC and while at the deer processor station, he asked the guy that ran the place about the rut.
This guy states that the peak of the rut this year will be on or around 22 October.
I have this area, at least in my mind, as having the peak of the rut a week either side of Halloween - which would put the peak right on 31 October...
I am not sure if my opinion is based on anecdotal evidence (deer we have seen and taken during "my" dates) or just general opinion...
22 October sounds a little early - what do you guys have pegged as the best part of the rut and what area are you in???
JimBob in SC