Going out for the first time Saturday AM for early M/L. No bow hunting for me this fall, it looks like. Typically we see very little activity until the very end of October and beginning of November. By November 1st-10th, it's as if someone turned on the firehose and bucks are running does and scraping like crazy. It continues right through Thanksgiving around here. If I go out scouting now, I'm usually disappointed when I do not see rubs in typical spots and scrapes in spots they've used for years. But I now have learned that you just need a little more patience and "presto" they'll be there again just like every other year, come the magic time.