A similar approach works when deer drop down into valleys running parallel to ridgelines, especially if the wind is strong. Bucks will hole up low, often near a creek or ditch. Usually the cover is good, with browse, forbs, and fruit near water. Small valleys are also a favored spot for picking up late-cycling does. Ease along the valley bottom, following the creek. Bucks will watch the downwind direction across the stream. That leaves you the perfect crosswind route to slip along the water's edge. "The narrower the valley, the better," Rose says, "as heavy winds will blow right over it."