Tactic: Stake Out Travel Routes and Transition Zones
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This is a great plan when bucks are traveling almost nonstop. Watch major trails (where you usually wouldn't find older bucks) and transition corridors-semiopen areas with overgrown meadows, honeysuckle, greenbrier, saplings, patches of cedars, blackberries, raspberries, and forbs that deer will browse on randomly as they slowly move to and from bedding areas and major feed locations, without following any specific path. Because does feel comfortable using such corridors, they are magnets for rutting bucks, even though the cover isn't as heavy or secluded as the big boys would normally prefer.