This transition period is a great time to be in a stand. Deer are on their feet longer, and day-long sits aren’t a bad idea. About mid-morning Sunday, I was just thinking about climbing down when the woods blew up. A big buck trotted past my stand—his mind obviously on something pressing, namely a hot doe. Not three minutes later, a smaller buck made the same line, though he lingered at my doe bleat. Then a yearling doe, and another small buck searching. No, there wasn’t a shooter among them, but all of the action made waiting out the day worthwhile.