Deer hunting is about three things:
It’s that simple. Yet it’s so difficult to get up close to and kill deer — especially mature deer. It’s even tougher to do it on a consistent basis. Why is that? Oftentimes, it’s because hunters pay too much attention to the first two and not enough to the third — cover.
Habitat is crucial for deer not only for food availability but also because of the need for quality bedding cover. Find that and you’re in the money. But again, once that’s found, hunters often fail to either recognize or discard the fact that you must get close enough to that bedding area to catch that deer on its feet in daylight. Obviously, you don’t want to get too close. But you do have to get close enough to put yourself in the game.
Every buck is different. They all have their own personalities and preferences. That’s why each one chooses different bedding locations — of which could be any of the 15 following things. So focus on these places that big bucks commonly bed to get close enough to kill one. They all offer advantages to the deer that calls them home. And remember, once shed season rolls around, these are great locations to find white gold as well.