Prep, Then Be Patient
Kuhnert's go-to strategy is to set up on an exit trail within 150 yards of a known bedding area, someplace where he can get in and out without alerting the deer to his presence. "When I find a spot that I have confidence in, I usually set two or three treestands to take advantage of any wind direction." Then he moves in and gets good and comfortable. "If you do your scouting thoroughly, all you really need is patience," Kuhnert stresses. "If you're lucky, your buck may show on the first day or two. If not, just hang in there. You'll get your chance."