Within a few weeks, some of our neighbors in southern Florida will actually be dropping the hammer on loud-mouthed gobblers during their season opener. Undoubtedly, the reign of old man winter is almost over, which means it's about time for turkeys, crappie, and those hard-fighting bass. However, it's also a prime time to hit the woods and start scouting for big buck hotspots that could payoff next fall.
Keep Cameras Out**
A big mistake for deer hunters is taking down trail-cameras at the end of season. Strategically setting up multiple trail-cams near winter food sources, thickets, low-lying cover and travel routes can provide a hunter with valuable information. For example, you can easily assess the current health of the deer herd in your hunting area, monitor population numbers and learn what bucks have survived another season.