Most parts of the country see deer movements and patterns change around the middle of October. Determining these early season movements and patterns and learning how to hunt them is paramount to your success. This time of year can also be associated as arguably the best time of year to take down a monster buck. Most experts agree that the first step for early season success is scouting in early summer and finding the food sources your area has to offer. Observing deer from a good distance with binoculars and spotting scopes in agricultural fields is another good starting point at this time of year.

Most of the time mature bucks bed down less than 75 yards from their primary food source. Besides traveling to feed, the only other time deer will leave these bedding areas this time of year is for water, unless you get too close and bump them out. So it goes without saying that if you can determine bedding areas with food and water close by, you are in the right place. Find the hub of these elements and you will be in for a great October Hunting set up.

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Jason Ashe
Jason Ashe is an avid whitetail deer enthusiast and avid hunter from the finger lakes region of New York. A full time social media specialist in the outdoor industry and habitat specialist with Mid-Lakes Whitetails, Jason has been featured in such publications as Quality Whitetails numorouse times and been paired with hunting greats in Outdoor Life for his knowledge and passion for hunting mature deer. Turkeys, Coyotes also top the list of game that Jason pursues in any down time he has from whitetails. He consideres himself lucky to have whitetails and hunting be a part of everyday life. His wife Laura also shares in his passions along with their 2 children.