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
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...