First off I will fill you in with my situation. Next season I plan to hunt a chunk of public land right next to my cabin. When we drive down the road going to the place, we see deer almost every time we go through. I have hunted off the road about 100 yards in a tree and set up about 20 yards off of the valley that I would think they would travel through, right? Well I am thinking about changing spots a little. This fall I have seen the deer have made a pretty beaten down trail about 150 yards down the road, at a place I also see deer frequently but not as often as the other place.
So, here come the questions. I want to buy a trail camera and set it up on the second trail I had mentioned. Do you think the deer will travel the same paths that they had taken the previous year? How far in should I go? I am also looking to set up a more permanent climber or ladder stand because I got sick of tracking my climber in and out after every sit. There are some pretty sketchy neighbors there that we believe had stolen a stand that had belonged to one of the other families that live along the road. This has caused me to be a little sketchy about leaving stuff near here. I am thinking about how to get around the sketchy family from knowing my equipment is there. How should I do that? Any other tips you guys could give me?