Last week we saw how Steve was successful by moving off the food sources and into the deer travel corridors. Finding these highways and byways through your property is an important piece of master planning your fall hunt.

The best time to find them is at the end of the season, when foliage is low and paths are well worn. Literally walk back from your food sources into the bedding areas and look for good paths. Cameras make an excellent scouting tool here. If you don’t see clear paths, look for edges between different types of landscape. Thick cover surrounded by more open hardwoods is ideal.

Check out previous episodes of DSI:

Introducing DSI: Deer Scene Investigation

DSI: A Spot-and-Stalk Whitetail Hunt

DSI: A Big Woods Buck

DSI: Evander, Tracy’s First Bow Buck

DSI Video Tip: The Worst Case Scenario

DSI: The Contamination Buck

DSI Video Tip: Make a Map

DSI Video Tip: Shoot Your Situation

DSI Video Tip: The Long Draw

DSI Video Tip: How to Triangulate Deer Location with Trail Cameras

DSI: The Second-Chance Buck

DSI Video Tip: Three Season Camera Survey

DSI: The Flipper Buck

DSI: The Cringe Buck

DSI: Video Tip: Know Your Planting Percentages

DSI: Laura & the Double Main Buck

DSI Video Tip: Avoid Foggy Trail Cam Photos

DSI: The Big Brow Buck