With many more hunters in the woods now, deer on the ground are telling tales. A very even 8-point with a 20-inch spread was taken by Abe Byler while bowhunting this past Tuesday in northwest Pennsylvania, about a mile from the New York border. Byler was not using any hunting tactics specific to the rut. His stand was by a game trail in territory he knows well. Once he had his buck on the ground, though, he found evidence of the rut. The back of the deer was severely scarred, obvious wounds from fighting with another buck.