The good news is that relocating them isn’t that difficult. The key is buck sign. The same increase in testosterone levels that spur bucks to shed velvet, leave their summer bachelor group, and chart new territory also spurs them to rub trees and lay down scrapes. So when bucks disappear, it’s time to burn some boot leather looking for fresh sign. If you don’t find any fresh scrapes, make your own mock versions. Place them in high-traffic areas where you traditionally see fall bucks and hang a camera to relocate bucks you’ve been watching and pin down new ones you’ve never seen.