I double checked my rifle(s) at the range today, and both are fine. (7MM Mag, 30-30)... Saturday is approaching fast so if anyone has any last minute ideas for me, I would GREATLY appreciate it!
I would set up a stand overlooking the small pond in the top of the picture. The Cedar Trees offer GREAT cover, and they would have immediate access to that pond there. I would face East/Southeast in the stand.That will allow you to see anything that crosses that huge field, as well as the pond, and anything that retreats from woods that are East. With it being opening day, and the rut going on, they will move everywhere. AND they will want to retreat to the Cedar trees because they offer such good cover, when the guns start popping off. The fact that there are a bunch of trees to the east, I am sure there will be hunters coming into there and driving the deer toward you. That is EXACTLY where I would be. Let me know how it goes bud.
Red= Area I would set up stand, facing EAST/Southeast.
Purple= Area I think they will be retreating from, heading WEST toward the Cedars.