One of the most satisfying aspects of deer hunting is spending hours in the field carefully patterning the movements of deer, then using that knowledge to ambush your quarry as it goes about its daily routines of feeding and traveling when the season opens.
Unfortunately, most of the deer we pursue today are heavily pressured by deer hunters. Unless you hunt during archery season or on large tracts of privately owned, heavily controlled hunting land during modern firearms seasons, you’ll probably find it tough to enjoy this pleasant experience.
This shouldn’t ruin your hunt, however. It simply changes the nature of the challenge facing you. How well you cope with this pressure element in today’s hunting equation often determines whether you have enough venison to fill your freezer or have to head to the grocery store’s meat department.