HUNT SMART Having just poured a lot of time, sweat and cash into managing a property, maximize your investment by hunting wisely. Rather than wandering all over the woods and kicking deer off your property, stick to main and patrol roads as much as possible during hunting season. Set up your stands within 150 yards or so of logging or patrol roads. Sneak silently into stands from somewhere downwind. Use fallen trees, windrows, conifer rows and the like for cover. Never scout or hunt in a sanctuary. Skirt downwind of cover so that your scent never blows into it. Shoot a lot of does, but not in spots where you plan to hunt bucks. Designate a couple of doe-shooting areas. Don't shoot 1 1/2-year-old bucks, and try to convince hunters on neighboring lands to spare them as well. Limit the number of hunters and the days of pressure on your land, especially during firearms season. When the guns start booming on adjacent properties, does and bucks will pour into your sanctuaries. Stay smart and you can hunt those bucks in and around your small plots for the rest of the season.