Here in Eastern NC we have an early rut with a lot of pick up breeding going on into December. Right now the deer are chasing like crazy and the big bucks are moving in the day. We are in the thick of gun season and this is the best hunting we will have all year. We get two buck tags and both me and my oldest son filled one this week. My son got his first buck last night. He has been bow hunting since September but Hurricane Florence and the ensuing mosquitos and hot weather were bad for bow and black powder. So finally yesterday evening he was able to cleanly harvest a small 5 point. He is super excited and helped a lot with processing. It is only his third deer. The gun used was a Savage 11 .308 win with 165 SGK hand loads. 85 yards through the heart and tore up the exit shoulder. DRT. The hunt is still on and we have some big deer on camera but it always feels good to have the meat in the freezer. This is a preview for what most of the country will see in the next couple weeks. Happy hunting out there! Be safe.