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
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....