Another thing that has changed the way I hunt is studying past trail camera photos. I look at the direction of travel (the deer), dates, temperatures, wind direction, barometric pressure, etc. and see how those things match up to the food sources and bedding areas around that camera location. For daylight photos, I really dig into the data and try to determine why that deer was standing in that spot in daylight.
Will we ever truly figure out mature whitetails? Probably not. But you never know when that one little thing might click and become a huge factor in the way you hunt a certain place or pursue a particular deer. After all, deer do all have their own personalities and weaknesses. Some of those weaknesses are personality based. Others are land-feature based.
Source Credit: RealTree.com
By: Josh Honycut