In the open country here, we don’t have traditional timber pinch points, but there are definitely areas where deer just prefer to walk. A lone tree on the prairie is like a magnet to deer; it’s a place where you had better put a treestand. The late rut is also way overlooked. People hunt so hard in November that they forget about deer come December. But the cold weather then keeps deer on their feet, and those yearling does in heat are scared to death of a buck, so they’ll just run out in the wide open. If people hunted December as hard as they do earlier in the fall, they’d consistently kill bigger bucks.