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.
The record books, that are put out by Boone & Crocket and Pope & Young and where I live is Henry Kelsey they are a great way to research a state or a province for big game. This does take some time but the knowledge it gives you, can be very valuable. Not all hunters have their trophies recorded, as where I live after the Hanson Buck became the new world record typical Whitetail, we saw a flood of hunters and now that has happened, some hunters are shying away from the record books but...