What tactics do you use for scouting? Me and a buddy scouted out a highland county property yesterday and jumped a big big buck out of his bed. I think that he was with a smaller buck. Do you guys think that I scared him off the area for good or do you think that its still early enough in the year that he will return back to the same area/ bedding, ect...? Anyway we found almost all of the deer sign yesterday around the water sources ( creeks). That makes sense seeing as it has been so hot and dry. I think that it will be the same pattern in the early bow season. So probably in the next week or two we will go hang a stand and pick out stand sites along the creek. Hopefully our setup will work out because I think it would be awsome to see my buddy tag his first deer this season.