I've been at the lease in north Archer county for 7 days already (took last wednesday through friday off) and haven't seen any sign of the rut. One of our guys shot a nice 10-pointer that was chasing a doe and another buck was chasing the same doe. The only mature buck I've seen was only interested in eating. So, I'd say its definitely not peak/chasing phase of the rut, but its got to be getting close.
Walk the night, travel light, cross the Rio Grande
Someone strums a mandolin, soft gulf breezes blow
My new life is waiting in old Mexico
-Robert Earl Keen