In most regions the post-rut is occurring now and you know what that means. Poof! Bucks disappear. Where do they go? Well, nowhere really. Gaunt and weary from chasing does, the survivors hole up in cover near food sources and curtail their movements. You can't set a stand in a funnel or along a doe trail in open woods as you did back in the rut and expect a good buck to saunter by. Now you should go for a tighter, thicker setup.