Finally, Bryan Kinkel, a private consulting researcher, monitored deer movement in relation to permanent stands in primarily forested areas. He found that deer clearly learned to avoid the stands. Bottom line: If you are hunting field edges and aren't seeing deer, move farther into the woods. If you're already hunting in the woods, move your stands anyway. When the action goes cold in either case, it's a good bet that bucks haven't gone nocturnal, as is often assumed. Rather, they have you pegged. To get a shot at one, you have to uproot yourself and come at them from a fresh angle.