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.