It's difficult to know where to start when hunting new land or when looking for a new hunting stand in your old haunts, but one sure bet is to start at the water -- particularly creek beds. Creeks and river bottoms are deer magnets, and deer trails are usually easy to spot and hunt.
Mast crops and other food sources have good and bad years, but the creeks and streams will always attract deer. Flats near creeks are also great places to look for scrapes as the rut approaches, helping you pinpoint buck movement.
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