Originally Posted by wmi
What is the prevailing wind? Early season hunt afternoons in shaded inside southwest corners (wind allowed). What is that little secluded opening on the far east of map? Staging area maybe? Corn fields this size will be a problem early season. If I was to wing it I would choose inside southwest corners closest to water. Search immediate area for staging. Do not hunt mornings to start out (too risky). Search other mapping sites because they might have different photos with some showing deer travel routes across the crops (BIG help). I have to admit your property smells like big bucks.
The link above is what I use.
I agree your land looks like it will hold big bucks. I wouldn't keep sending your buddy in the areas you want camera to go up in. This might put pressure on the deer and they might disappear for a long time. If they don't feel safe, they won't stay around.
My favorite spots are always near creeks. This provides a lot of info on traveling routes for deer. Creeks/Streams are great for pattering deer. Big bucks will use waterways for crossing. A lot of people say that the easier the path the more deer traffic you will find, I disagree. I have seen big bucks go out of their way and risk long ways to food source and bedding areas to keep them safe.
Once I hunted a area where it had three good fields. They were usually wheat, corn, and soybeans. This big buck that was 6 years or older was using a different route than all the other deer. He never would come in the same area twice, but close to the general area. I never killed this buck very smart, but did find his trails. Other hunters would have never seen these small trails because they wouldn't think he would be going out of his way to get to food or bedding. Anyone else would think he would travel the path with less resistance, but thats not always true.
When I scout I look for every detail, I look for small deer trails the most. Old bucks are the ones I want to kill and they are difficult cause they are not always going to show up where others go.