Last season here in Ill. many hunters that I know and that hunt different parts of the state remarked that it was the worst ever for deer sightings and I believe it has carried over into this season. But there are some areas that are better than others but fewer. I have a cam. at one of my better spots 24/7 all year. So far this year the amount of my camera sightings are the worst ever since I started hunting it in the late 70's. I keep waiting for things to change, but I'm getting doughtful. It seems like I hear more and in more states about EHD, and couple that with our building coyote populations, is getting to be a serious problem for our deer populations, at least that's what I see.
luvhuntin, you say you haven't seen any scrapes, or very little. I have been noticing that the weather is on the warm side in Iowa, is that right, where your at? It has been on the cool side here and this weekend every place I checked (scouting), there was plenty of fresh scrape activity. I'm sure you, and as I have, seen things slow down when the temps rise. I hope things get better.
never say never
patience is the companion of wisdom