What are everyones tips on stand locations to tag that mature buck during the stages that typically took place during bowhunting (october thru november). These are some of the strategies I have read about:
1) Don't hunt mature bucks till the beginning of the rut and to set up on funnels during that time. During this time hunt food plots and plan on filling your doe tags.
2) Hunt mature bucks early morning and try to get between there "home" and food plots. Get into the stand early trying to find an exit and entrance to the stand that do not distrupt pattern. This way you have a chance to slay the big guy on his way to his bedroom. Typically this time of the year the mature bucks are nocturnal.
3) Hunt during the rut only for mature bucks. Find the doe beeding areas and try to find a location near that allows easy entrance and exit without spooking the does. The is good to hunt early mornings because that is when the buck will be "sniffing" around the beddings areas to look for a doe in heat. Or also hunt the food plots early morning or evenings where the does will be feeding.
So there are many techniques and strategies used by most amateur bowhunters. I just was wondering what other peoples techniques, strategies and stand locations are for the different stages of the rut (lull, pre-rut, and rut) are, beginning of october to end of november.