An audible is in order. Like just about everyone reading this, time is an asset I simply don’t have much of. Weekends are my primary hunting opportunities along with an occasional vacation day or two. To compound matters, I live in an area with heavy hunting pressure and limited areas of access. I can get permission on some private ground but that certainly doesn’t mean I’ll be hunting an undisturbed area. Public land isn’t exactly scarce but it, too, sees plenty of hunting pressure and finding an area with patternable deer, let alone an older buck is difficult indeed. And, of course, I have almost no time to get it done. Efficiency is critical. Fortunately, this situation isn’t completely foreign to me. I try to hunt several states each year and I’m usually hunting public land. These outings are done over long weekends or a single week of vacation time. Over the past few years, I’ve relied more and more on trail cameras that can send images to my phone or email. These tools have changed the way I approach long-distance scouting and will be key to saving my season this year.