Study Creeks, Rivers, & Lakes Online
Doing a little homework and studying public-land hunting locations on Google Maps that encompass creeks, rivers and lakes can payoff big during the fall season. This research will enable you to find possible escape routes, feeding areas, natural funnels, bedding locations and travel corridors near the shoreline. After pinpointing potential hotspots, launch a boat and scout these areas while fishing. When you come across pre-selected locations or just a random spot that looks good from the water, take a break from fishing and thoroughly scout the surrounding area. On a side note, you'll be amazed by the fact that many of these waterfront hotspots are loaded with whitetails and generally receive minimal hunting pressure.