Usually they would not start scraping here until the end of october. this has been a wierd year for weather, and maybe that is messing with them a little. It does seem like the bucks have split from their groups now, and have shifted patterns some. I have not hunted this spot yet, but after seeing what I saw today I may need to start sneaking in there. All I need is a north wind and I will be there! If they are already scraping/searching it could be great hunting for the next month before the does come in.