Preplanning your route will pay high dividends when you take the first ride to your deer spot on opening day. The last thing you need when trying to sneak through the forest before sunrise is the sound of snapping branches and dragging fenders. There are more people in the woods on opening day of deer season than any other time of the year, and it doesn't take a mature buck long to figure out where the humans are. By quietly sneaking in and out of the woods, you'll have a better chance of keeping big bucks in the area for a longer period of time.
So, here are a few tips for getting the course laid out during the offseason to insure a quiet and safe ride to your stand or blind once the season starts.