He stays out of thick cover to avoid making too much noise and to keep from bumping hidden deer. "I like to be in open hardwoods where I can see well and shoot 360 degrees around me." But within these areas, Below searches for structure. "Bucks walking through open woods will relate to stumps, big rocks, fallen trees, a line of brush, any little wrinkle that helps hide them as they travel," he says. "They also like patches of dark, cool timber, where it's open, but shaded."