Overall activity status: With the first days of deer season upon us, I try to stay out of the woods until it's time to hunt. During this period, scouting from roads is a great way to keep tabs on what deer are up to, and from what I'm seeing and hearing, the answer is not much. August came to a close with higher than average temperatures gripping much of the region. This undoubtedly kept deer on the down low during daylight hours. Still, some deer were spotted up at mid-day, most likely to find a little water before bedding down again until the blazing sun finally set.