Yes things are different for sure, Florida ML season is between Archery and Rifle. This buck was just about in peak rut on Oct 7, tarsals were very dark and quite a bit of chasing going on that weekend. Small bucks have been chasing for over a month now. Officer guessed him at 3 1/2 at the check station(pulled jaw bone) and he was 125# live weight.
Our deer stay in shape with 90*+ temps most of the year.