Jim - You have made some good choices. That morning spot is a proven hot spot and the night stand will be new this year. Lots of good sign, we ll see what happens
Dave - That waterway is a deer highway Great Spot to see lots of deer!
hesseu - That staging area has sign everywhere. They seem to be holding up there before they head out to the bean fields. I have seen deer there throughout the afternoons also. I think they may come in there after breakfast and hang out.
Whitetail Nut - Sometimes I have to pinch myself when I set up in some of these spots
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...