Above is a quick video of some habitat improvements we did last year as part of a plan to help dictate where does would bed, and where the bucks would cruise to check those bedding areas. We saw this buck twice in 4 hunts, and he went by the script. He was in the top 10% of bucks we had on camera this fall.
This stand produced shot opportunities on 3 bucks in the 4 hours I sat it this fall, 3.20 pm, 4.10 pm, and it is where Arcus killed his first buck with a half hour of shooting light left. The spot can be hunted with deer on the food early season and late season, as well as during the rut when my bucks rarely enter the plots during daylight.
Hopefully we can get more of these scenarios that have worked for guys for different scenarios to learn form each others mistakes and triumphs.