To do this, you must leave early. Plan on being on stand at least an hour before daylight. The good news is, most of the deer will be feeding outside of the timber. The bad news is, at this time of year, the timber is usually wide open, and cold weather makes for noisy, crunchy walking conditions. As with most phases of the season, the first hour of daylight should produce prime movement. But don't get too antsy. Late-season bucks will often hang in the fields a bit longer in the morning and spend a bit more time browsing their way back to bed. Of course, that's if they haven't been bumped off the fields.