In Alabama you never know. In Pike County where we hunt the bucks are just starting to scrape and nobody in our club has seen a buck chasing a doe yet. In the Goodwater area it may be a complete different situation though.
This year has been unusual. I have been seeing active scrapes for about 3 weeks. I am yet to see a buck with or around a doe. I've been seeing 8-10 does a day and they are not acting like they are ready to breed. I am still seeing does with their yearlings, which they usually push away when they want to breed. This was all as late as Jan. 9th so who knows. I'm hunting in West Alabama.
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