Once you’ve identified the best oak stands in your area, it’s time for some prep work. Choose a stand tree (or better yet, two, so you can adjust to varying wind directions) close to the feeding area. Using a pole saw, eliminate limbs that would interfere with a climber or hang-on stand, and clear a few shooting lanes. Then make a mock scrape or two within bow range of your stand tree. Bucks will investigate scrapes even while in velvet, and will likely make more of their own as they continue to visit the area. And you’ll be there waiting for them, since you’re one of the few hunters who prepared in advance for the acorn drop.