Hey caper, hope you're scouting was successful. Sorry we didn't get you answered before you went out Here's a link to a post that was made a while back about scouting: http://www.biggamehunt.net/node/17884
If you are just begining, I suggest in the evenings I like setting up just inside a tree line that borders a crop field and in the morning I like getting close to a trail that leads to a bedding area. You can also try finding funnels, staging areas, oak flats, or other food sources which would make good stand sights
Hope this helps some, Good Luck
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...