PsTaN - I have seen little to no rutting activity here but I am very short on bucks so this guy just wandered thru at the wrong time. There are no rubs or scrapes that I have found but I do want to go back and find the licking branch this guy was using and see how much use is there or if he was just starting a scrape.
Shortgun: I committed to the 686. I was also carrying a scoped contender but knew I would opt for it in such an event so I stopped carrying it. I am considering a 6 inch or 8 inch upgrade in the future.
Thanks all, I feel very fortunate.
First Handgun Deer: ~1982 8" S&W .38Spl
SW 686 4" with Matchdot II
SBHH .45LC 7.5"
Contender G2 .35-30/30 (Bellm), .22LR, .22 Hornet