Don’t wait til the last minute to scout your spots. Nothing puts deer on alert like a bunch of hunters doing a lot of last minute scouting right before the season starts. Start in August by glassing fields and putting up a few trail cams on the perimeter of your hunting spot.
Once you’ve located the deer, move in, put up your stand, clear your lanes, and relocate your cameras at the treestand sight. A couple weeks before the season, retrieve the cards from the cameras. The pictures on the cards will tell you where to hunt.