Sorry to hear about that lost deer I lost my first one last year. NO fun. Just keep Shooting, and Sitting. It'll pay off!
As for the deer behavior...I saw deer chasing hard on Saturday both in the Southern Tier (Hammondsport-Steuben Cty) and up here in Wayne county. Didn't see anything Sunday tho. This warm weather is messing them up some IMO
Hopefully it pushes the peak of this years rut back to Saturday Nov 21st!! BOOM BOOM!
As the Nuge says - "Hail to the Gods of Gut piles and Blood trails...I've got backstrap FEVER and somethin's gona die today!"