Over the last couple of weeks, this buck has become very bold about coming out during the day. It is almost like he knows that hunting season is over. He has become a pig when it comes to the corn coming early to eat and eating everything in sight leaving little for the others that show up later. I have gotten so I open the door after he has fed for a while so he will move on and leave some for the others. I have watched it on several occasions even chasing the squirrels. They appear to be at a stand off here.
I am still watching for when they show up without their antlers so I can go searching. With February starting tomorrow, I am guessing any time now.