What about for people that dont live around where they deer hunt/
..........you still have to do your home work i just don't think summer or spring is the best time to do it, if you can't get out yourself you may have to depend on a guide service , I can take you for a sunday drive in spring time when the snow first leaves the fields and show you hundreds of deer feeding on the new grass but come hunting season you would be hard press to see one in the area ...feeding habits change
What if the good food comes up with the crops and grows all summer into the fall like clover and alfa alfa. Last year the whole hunting season was hot and muggy we were wearing tee shirts it kinda rotted. We didnt get snow here untill Chirtmas, I think 3 days before which is very unusuall for our province. I think it pretty much screwed everything up because the deer were still acting like it was summer.My party took 2 bucks opening day within 20 mins of eachother they were both on the same powerline comming in from the fields after the early morning feed.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...