• Hunt near food sources late in the season, as food will be scarce and the bucks and does will be in the vicinity. 

• Hunt thickets, stream management zones or other areas that might be overlooked and left alone. Find the area that’s least-impacted by human intervention, and you’ll probably find some deer. 

• Utilize game cameras to locate and find late-season bucks that may have moved into your area during the rut looking for does or food sources. 

• Hunt wide-open spaces such as fields, cutovers or powerlines during the late season so you can cover a lot of ground. 

• Hunt trails leading to and from food plots by placing stands back off the plots where you can intercept bucks that normally arrive after dark. 

• Hunt mid-day if possible, as bucks will pattern hunters who go in early and late in the day.