The importance of an early season cold front was hammered home for me last year on October 6. Weather forecasters predicted a front would move through that afternoon. Temperatures the day before were in the high 70s, and temperatures that evening were expected to fall into the upper 40s and 50s. With this forecast in store, I threw caution to the winds and moved in to one of my best set-ups. Before the evening was done, I’d encountered two mature bucks. I’m confident neither of these deer would have been moving during daylight if it weren’t for the change in temperature.