I spent Saturday in the deer woods, and as you can see in the video, it was pretty slow. But one report does not make a trend, and everyone else who’s been out that I’ve talked with tells me that daytime buck movement is picking up in the Northeast. On Sunday, I drove more than 400 miles (who gets married during the rut, anyway?) and saw two does running to escape bucks, and one lone bruiser nearly die in a mad dash across I-80. A hunter with a small 8-point in the bed of his truck at one rest area said there was a huge uptick in activity in central New York on Saturday and Sunday. In Connecticut on Friday, my uncle watched four small bucks chase a hot doe, and I’ve seen or heard about several big deer going down in southeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania this weekend.