I've heard of some chasing and some not. I think it's more of the bucks wanting to rut, but I still think it's early. What part of the Noodle area are you in? And yes, the dove are out of control. They'll wipe out a feeder in 10 minutes.
Still pretty slow with all the acorns out in the shinnery... We are seeing a lot of nice bucks this year but trying to let them walk so they can hit that 150-160 range. Not much sign of rut yet. Hope it isn't as sporadic of a rut as last year.