Jeff Sturgis, a habitat guru from Wisconsin, told me last fall that he wouldn't worry too much about how many bucks are hanging around in August or September. He believes firmly in the notion that bucks have very different ranges and preferences in summer than they do in the fall. After spending a couple of hours on my land, he was quick to note that it wasn't summer-type habitat. It was fall habitat. And that, he said, was a very good thing.