just wondering what the rut is doing in other places. i have noticed in past years when the full moon doesnt land close to the 15th of nov. in my home state the rut seems to be long and drawn out so to speak. just wondering if any of you have noticed this as well. my sighting of deer this year the rut shows signs of on and off from day to day. i still see chasing going on but not a full speed ahead mode. also in my state you can hunt with dogs and in the past years i noticed the dog hunting can be great on these years due to the bucks just roaming so much and being easy to get after with the dogs. this year i been seeing the same 6-7 does all season every day with hopes of a big boy showing up. without a strong peak rut i think the possiblity could last all season for chasing activity. are you guys seeing the same thing or do you think the bucks are just rutting mostly at night since we havnet had good cold weather here. so whats the rut look like in your area?