Like other hunters I’ve heard from recently, Adams is starting to see new bucks show up on his trail cameras, with several deer ranging a few miles from their summer territories. That’s a sure sign we’re thick into the seeking phase of the rut. Another indication, albeit a bittersweet one, is the number of road-kill-deer reports that are coming in. Certainly, a full moon factors into that as well, but it’s not just happening overnight. My hunting partner Trevor watched a small 6-point get hit on the Interstate at 1:30 in the afternoon last Thursday. And when a majority of dead deer on the side of the road are bucks, it’s a sign that those deer are moving about as does start to cycle into estrus.