I take it that you have a tag and will be hunting this weekend? It sounds like things are starting to heat up out there so maybe you can nail a big old buck. Good luck to you. I am not sure about white tail hunting because I have never done it but snow can go a long way out here towards getting you an elk or a mule deer. If it is good for white tails (which I am assuming that it atleast can not hurt) than it sounds like this weekend is shaping up to be a massacre. Good luck and keep us posted on how everything turns out.
I think the youth in Vermont had perfect timing for this youth weekend. The bucks started hitting the scrapes really hard over the last week and a half, and my dad said there were some beauties killed. Hopefully they will keep at it for just another week till the regular season opener this weekend.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...