On this Whitetail Playbook its always a necessity to have a mapped out strategy of where to put trail cameras, and where to place stand sites. Paying close attention to creek crossings and food sources in and around your hunting area, and travel corridors between these areas will reveal much of the wildlife using the area. These will be prime locations for perfect candid trail camera images of whitetails being whitetails and optimal sites for stand placement. When strategizing set ups always keep these keys in mind whether it is a stand location or camera location

Bedding

Food

Water

Cover

Are key elements that whitetails cannot resist.

Mapping out food sources in and around your hunting area will give you a fairly detailed plan of where the does will be feeding heavily and where there are does there will also be bucks cursing and harassing. Concentrate on Green food sources and water sources Late September Rolling into October also Glassing mast crops and apple orchards also for early season sets will give you prime areas for a all year round set up. Moving into mid to late October is normally when Grain Harvest begins across whitetail country. Mapping out this schedule will keep you ahead of the game when it comes to destination feeding fields and following the food through the Fall.

 

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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.