The Hunt Plan: Deer of all sizes will use the staging area. To get a legal-light shot at Bubba, you need to find the trail he uses to reach the spot. If there are scrapes, start there, and look for a faint trail, likely marked by a big rub or two, leading toward a rugged or thick-cover bedding area. Set your stand downwind of this trail. But not too close. There’s a good chance that a wary buck will circle slightly downwind to scent-check the scrapes before moving in to work them over. Give yourself a makeable shot to the main trail while also giving him a little space to circle without busting you.