X Factor: Patience and stand placement. Bucks will soon go ballistic, but killing one will come down to setting up in the right spots and putting in the time. With all this great sign popping up, it's temping to set up right over, but remember; it's more important that you set up where can kill the buck, which means you need the wind, cover, and maybe a pinch point. Then remember that even when bucks are moving well, close-range encounters don't come often. I love setting up in terrain funnels that may not have the hottest sign, but where I have almost every advantage. Then I'll get comfortable, settle in for a potentially long wait, and let the bucks do the walking to reach me.