Just thought it very strange to see a scrape here so early and was trying to figure out why. Again, our deer haven't even started rubbing yet.
I've seen scrapes and rubs as much as 2-3 weeks early or a bit late but never this early.
Missed one with a rifle (how did THAT happen)
Hey it happens... and I assure you that's from experience.
and had a dandy (110-120pts + P&Y) close with a grunt call, but no shot with a bow.
This as well and a sign of a true hunter for not slinging that arrow. Kudo's to you.