I tend to not trust mine when she wants to drag me through some place I don't want to go: over a barb wire fence, through a briar thicket, down a ravine... Noooooo! And that is when I know I have to go!
It is funny reading other peoples' posts about deer season. I think in Georgia we have the best of both worlds. Our archery season starts Sept 8, gun season in mid October with muzzleloader thrown in there a couple weeks before. In Northern zone gun season ends Jan 1, in southern zone Jan 10th. In metro Atlanta counties, extended archery Jan 1 thru Jan 31. So you have from Sept to end of January to harvest some deer.
Our native whitetails were shot out by market hunters in the 1900s and the state restocked with deer from Wisconsin, Texas, Pennsylvania...bigger bodied than the native ones which are still around the coastal areas. The rut hits different times in different areas due to the deer coming from other areas.
A tired dog is a GOOD dog.