Identifying key food sources and morning travel routes should give you a solid idea of where your buck beds. Use satellite imagery to examine the space between the grub and the lair. This is where a buck will browse, make a few rubs, and generally kill time as he basks in the day’s first rays of sunshine. It might be the same staging area deer use in the evening, just off the food, or it might be 500 yards deeper in the woods. It probably features a secondary food source, secluded water, or a hard edge with browse. Regardless, there will be a place where bucks linger, because they rarely go straight from food to bed without stopping.