A deer in the mountains is like a cow. He is going to build his own road and follow it around contours. Its fun to strategize about mountain deer but in my experience, they will show you where they travel. Mine particularly like to drop off ridges to any open or even slightly open meadow areas. If there are zero open areas then just start following contours on foot and you will see highways. I dont buy too much into fall patterns for bucks. Find the traffic paths now and the does will be there and you know what that means.