New to the forum here, but a seasoned hunter over the past 16 years. Still like to learn something about the game I hunt every day if possible, and it seems like each day, week, month & year something changes. One question I had for the fellow hunters out there is, have you noticed sign starting to show up earlier this year than in years prior? I have already noticed an influx of scrapes, mostly territorial markings at this point in the game, than in prior years. It seems as though no more than they lost their velvet, the claims started. Let me know if you are seeing something similar, or if things are about normal in your area. I am a bit curious to see if this is a state & nationwide event, or just localized.