Thanks to all who replied with the good advice.
AJ I have also seen at least 8 scrapes in the past week which tells me that the rut is just about here. I guess I just have to be patient. I have been hunting since September 28th (bow season) and am getting really worn out. It's been a tough year for me. All of the beautiful bucks that I saw were during bow season and out of range. Now they just don't seem to come out.
Is it possible that I have over-hunted some of my area?
Maybe I'll quit my cryin' and just wait for the rut to kick in full swing.