Mike Stimmell and I made our regular deer-spotting loop in the western Allegheny National Forest last Thursday night less than an hour after hard rain. The temperature when we started was 63 degrees. We saw 28 does and fawns, six unknown deer and three bucks, for a total of 37 deer. That is a better than average total number of deer, but an indication that buck movement was still lagging. But remember, that was a day before colder weather moved in over the weekend. Two of the bucks had fair racks. I will guess they were both 2-1/2 years old. The third buck was pretty nice for this area, at least 8 points and about 16 inches wide on the outside, likely a 3-1/2 years-old at minimum.