Indeed, cool weather was a recurring theme last week. Over the weekend, I scouted the big woods of northern Wisconsin with friend and logger, Tom VanDoorn. When we woke up on Saturday morning, slushy snow covered our trucks. Though the white stuff soon melted off, the day remained cool and, perhaps more notable, many trees had shed their leaves. This gave the woods a much more November feel, and I wouldn’t be surprised if pre-rut activity got an early start this fall.