Don't know about the upstate, but the breeding has been going on down here for almost a month. I interrupted a young 6 point as he was mounting a doe yesterday morning. I've also got a trail cam picture of a button buck breeding (or at least attempting to) a doe!
I'm convinced that as soon as the bucks shed their velvet they start rutting and don't stop until they shed their antlers down here in the lowcountry.
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