Bow season is just 38 short days away. If you have not started pre-season scouting it is time. Now is the time to think about stand placement. A lot of guys get locked in on only hunting feeders from tree stand and never put much thought into alternative, often more productive method.
During your scouting, locate the trails leading to feeders or trails between bedding areas and feeding areas, a pinch point or where two trails come together is a GREAT place to start. Put your camera on the trail and pour a bag of corn on the ground. You will know in a week or so what bucks are in the area, often bucks you never see at a feeder.
Once you find the right location, it is time to get out of a tree and on the ground. Get yourself a good ground blind and brush it in. Get it out sooner rather than later is best.
There are a lot of options for ground blinds on the market today but you will be hard pressed to find a better blind for the money than a Covert Hunting blind.http://www.coverthunting.com/
Covert Hunting blinds provide total concealment and scent control and the camo patterns blend easily with any type of landscape. With Covert Ground Blinds, there is no climbing required and no risk of falling or dropping equipment.
One of the big advantages of a Covert blind is the easy set-up and take down, making it easy to move as you needed to put yourself in position to intercept a mature buck.
If I can help with ground blind tips let me know, the first step is to start with a good blind and Covert is a good place to look.
These deer never came to a feeder that is just over 100 yards from the trail.
Get off your feeders and on the ground.