Congradulations Mr. Pete on a fine Sampson county buck. G-2's and 3's are 7 1/2 and 8 inches long estimated weight 195 lbs. Boys and Girls there are a lot of bucks out there with their noses on the ground. It's time.
Nice looking deer but I hunt in Duplin County and have not seen the first buck with his nose on the ground. My father was hunting today and saw 4 bucks eating off my corn pile with 7 does just meandering around the cut over and not the first buck was even interested in the does. So not quite sure if the rut has come in or not.
Hey I hunt in Duplin county as well and I hunted this past Saturday and saw a small 6 point chase a doe around the field...also saw a single doe being chased by three small bucks running one behind the other. Give it a couple more weeks to peak but it has definitely began where I hunt.