Take a Picture
To keep his bearings, especially when hunting alone, Monsen carries a digital camera. "The landscape will look different as you move, so take several pictures before you begin your stalk, then stop to reference the landmarks in the photos as you go." This way, you'll better judge how far you've traveled and the location of the deer.
Study the Buck**
"You may only be able to see parts of the deer--antler tines, an ear, maybe his back. But make sure you know which way he's facing. Always plan your final approach from behind."