You’ve worked hard to gain elevation and don’t want to give it up. After feeding, bucks head for bedding areas in narrow stringers of alpine timber or brushy benches and terraces just below the peaks. Glass these areas from afar, and if you see a bedded deer, make a plan to approach to within rifle range. But if you don’t see any deer, that doesn’t mean they’re not there. Ease slowly and quietly through the thin cover, keeping your eyes open and looking ahead for a tip of an antler in shade or a flicking ear. Keep the sun at your back and the breeze in your face, and expect to have fast shooting at close-range, flushing bucks.