EVENING AMBUSH Early in the season, whitetails typically cluster in small, same-sex groups. If you did any preseason glassing for feeding bucks, you might have noticed does feeding in distinctly separate areas. If not, take an evening or two to glass feeding areas (especially alfalfa and soybean fields and soft-mast sources such as apples, persimmons, or hawthorn) to learn precisely where doe family groups are fattening up. After locating the main entry point to a field or the most heavily used trail leading to soft mast, return at midday to hang a stand close by. Unlike bucks, early-season does are apt to arrive at evening feeding areas with shooting light to spare.