Estrous Signs: Brandon Rider hunts in Allen Parish/Area 8 in Louisiana and bagged a buck, shown here, that was with an estrous doe. Rider recalls the hunt: "It was a cold, clear, crisp morning at my hunting club in Allen Parish, which is located about ten miles northwest of Kinder, LA in the pines and old river bottom hardwoods. I was hunting with my wife, Amber Rider, in our 4'x6' box stand over-looking some ten-year old & two-year old planted pines. We had been watching a couple does on the last few hunts both morning and afternoons. We decided not to take one since I knew the older mature bucks should be looking for receptive does. On that 38-degree morning at7:05 a.m., I noticed a deer out some distance of 280 yards in the planted pines. I immediately told my wife to get our guns out the windows of the stand.