Every day brings us closer to the rut and you should see more and more bucks on every sit, but the sure signs of “rut on” are not there yet. We have yet to see even the beginnings of older aged bucks continuously on the move, an insurgence of new bucks, or a change in buck to doe ratios on stand and on camera. We watch for these faithfully. We are seeing dark spots on tarsal glands, but until the lower rear legs start darkening up, we’re not going to get too excited. Sure we are seeing an increase in testosterone driven behavior but without some estrus to go with it, the show is yet to begin.