Whitetail deer hunting season is six weeks away (or less) in many parts of the nation. Here are some thoughts to keep in mind, and things to look for, when scouting for those opening day, “first strike” hunts.
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The old camp-house buck is a legend in many areas. It’s a deer seen around camp, or near a farmer's barn all summer but disappears after opening day. Bucks wise up fast. But if you spot a deer before season, and set a stand to hunt him before he knows he's being pursued, you have your best chance to tag him during opening week.