That's typical deer hunting in the Northeast, where many will chase their wall-hanger for a time, then turn to surer spots for the larder. You don't have to go far, either. In West Virginia, big bucks come out of the Monongahela National Forest, but nearby Upshur County produces over 16 deer per square mile in all seasons. In Pennsylvania, maybe you can find a big buck in Rothrock or Bald Eagle state forests, south and east of State College, respectively. Hunt the rift valleys between the ridges to fill your tag. In New York, if you want the biggest bucks in the state, head for the High Peaks Region of Adirondack Park, Deer Management Region 5F, then resort to the Hudson River Valley east of the river in Washington County, regions 5K and 5N.