That's pretty much what I see. I always find my 1st rubs of the year on the Saturday after Labor Day. I guess I don't look earlier so that may be part of it. One thing I do notice is that the early rubs tend to dry up and by opening day they look like year old rubs. I'm going to put a camera out this weekend. I will add I have noticed some does where their coats were starting to change.I would say there are certainly some that have already shed. At my place, it seems most of them shed the first week or so of Sept.
I haven't found any rubs yet but I haven't checked over the last week.I went out for a few hours to look around this weekend. As usual we saw a few small rubs in an area we always see early rubs. One we saw them we backed out of the area. We don't hunt it until mid or late Oct.
We did notice some scum bag stole one of our ladder stands.
It's private property. We've hunted there since 1976 and every 5 or 6 years a stand comes up missing. The bad part is that since my hunting partner and I age it's just becoming harder to replace some of these stands. My partner and I both have heart issues and hauling stand a 1/2 or 3/4 miles back by hand isn't an option anymore. With the crops still in we will only use quad to bring a deer out....this on public or private? I have a trespassers and looters will be shot sign up now....