Now I live in Wisconsin, and I own about 40 acres and over the years it has constantly produced a monster buck with each successive year. I was bowhunting one night when a monster of a buck came out with ghostly white tines, the problem was that it was out of range. I have to agree with you that you need to gain as much information one can get by studying the deer and their movements. I happened to not see that buck again, but just because you don't see him again doesn't mean he left. With age those old bucks get smarter, only until rut they grow denser.
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From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...