4. Set Up A Destination Ambush
Another of Johnson's hard-won tips involves blind location. He advises against random deep woods sites and other obvious travel corridors, instead choosing to place his blinds where a mature buck wants to be. An isolated waterhole might be the best example. "Setting ground blinds where deer have options is not your best bet," Johnson explained. "For example, if you have three trails running through the woods and set up on one of them, a mature buck will avoid the trail with the blind almost every time, and simply take one of the other trails. But when you have an isolated water hole, or maybe a bait situation or small food plot, that's when those mature bucks will get used to your blind. And really, it's because they have to. Anywhere water is scarce, and you have the opportunity to hunt waterholes, it's just one of the best places in the world to set up a ground blind. At some point you'll get to watch most every animal in the area.""