2 Hang a stand on the exit route
Because a mature buck won't leave his sanctuary until darkness nears, look for a tree on the marsh island where you can hang a stand just downwind of the buck's exit route. Often that means setting up only 50 or 60 yards from the buck's bed. Infalt locates as many wetland bedding areas, exit routes, and corresponding stand trees as he can at least 30 days before the season. Once it opens, however, if there's a heavy rainfall in the forecast that will wash his scent away, he can scout a new spot and hunt it the next day. He sits each stand only once or twice per season. "It's impossible to eliminate all human scent," he explains. "If you don't kill the buck the first time, the game's usually over."