Most of the Midwestern agricultural lands where giant deer roam are void of large chunks of timber. For the most part, the pancake-flat topography is a checkerboard of fenced fields with occasional 10- to 40-acre woodlots dispersed randomly throughout.
Hunter density is high and habitat is scarce. It takes creativity to locate a honey-hole, but once you do, the spot will likely pay off year in and year out. My favorite just happens to be an old barnyard.
If a buck is going to travel during daylight, they want to be tight to cover. Once the crops are out, the minimal cover of a fencerow or ditch bank may be the only option. Positioning yourself along these high-traffic travel routes is a best bet for connecting on a bruiser buck.
Deer are creatures of habit. If they find ....