I just got back from that area doing some scouting. I did not see anything that I would call good rutting activity. Bulls are starting to move around and gather cows.
I went for a long walk that took me over 4 hours of steady walking to complete. On that walk I saw 9 deer, six flocks of turkeys, 2 cow elk by themselves, two lone bulls - one of which was a really nice and heavy 7x7 that was also by himself, saw bobcat-coyote and bears tracks and saw 11 rattlesnakes around a couple of den sites.. Also heard a couple of bulls doing some half-hearted bulging to each other. One bugled twice and the other bugled about 8 or 9 times. Did see some pretty good sized rubs and some smaller ones as well.
When I came across Winslow hill, I was amazed at how few people were around. The least I've seen for this time of year in quite some time.
Couldn't believe how many large poults were with the flocks of turkeys.
I have been watching it for the last 4 or 5 days. There are a couple of good bulls they are bugling and following the cows but I would not call it active rutting activity, it is the prelude to rutting activity.