4. Quality over quantity
The final, and possibly most important lesson I learned was the fact that quality hunts are more important than the quantity of hunts. Mature bucks respond quickly to human pressure, and every time we access our hunting property or certain stands, we create some kind of human pressure that can negatively impact buck activity. That being the case, I've learned to minimize my pressure on my best areas significantly, while waiting for certain conditions that will give me the best odds of seeing the bucks I am after. If those conditions aren't present, I won't risk blowing a spot just to hunt it. I'd much rather have one hunt with the perfect conditions at the right time, than five willy-nilly hunts throughout the year where things aren't in my favor.