1024 is a road with tons of deer. I hit one in my truck the night before archery opener that did 4200 in damages. The other thing is lots of bear sightings in the Pandale area this year.
I hadn't heard about the bear sightings. Good to know, though.
OP, depending upon which way you come in, odds are you're going to see plenty of deer on the roads, so be careful. 1024 is packed with them. I noticed some sparring on the game cams over the past month. I've also noticed a couple of scrapes here and there. We haven't been out there in a week and a half, but two weekends ago the young bucks were still staying together for the most part while the older ones were starting to do their own thing on the cams. What everyone else has said about the rut is pretty spot-on from what I've observed. Last year it was a little early, but this year it's looking like it'll probably be late November/early December like usual.