Daytime Movement: Multiple people have told me bucks that were only on cameras in the dark, now seem less shy of the daylight, at least in the northern half of the region where the rut seems to be getting started. A good reason to stay alert until the last blink of light is gone. A hunt is never over until that last minute of shooting light. A point proven on opening day, November 7, for Lisa Armbruster. After a slow afternoon sit that produced only the sighting of a doe and a fawn, Lisa started towards the truck with about ten minutes of daylight left. When she came over a rise, there about 120 yards away, standing like a statue in knee-high sagebrush, was a mature buck. The buck had seen her, but froze, a staring contest. Lisa steadied her Browning X-Bolt on tripod shooting sticks, lined up the buck’s chest in her Leupoldscope and sent a bullet from her .243 right on target. The buck went straight down. The big-bodied 9-point had massive bases and a beautiful cape. Lisa’s first-ever buck was a good one, destined for the taxidermist.