I hunt the same general area and some good bucks are taken out af the area but for every "big buck" taken there are it seems about 10 smaller ones taken, it's disappointing, but oh well, it's still fun to be out there and see some deer. Me and my buddy watched 12 does and a smaller 4 pt. buck near where we hunt the other day when we were setting up our spots for november, it was really cool, also heard about 4 more behind us in the woods that never came out. It was a lot of fun. Good luck hopefully you can fill your tag, i would want a good buck too, but $140 for a tag and to come back with nothing sure would be rough.
Them Darned ol' deer.