This is great! Thank you all for helping. The small farm I have access to is a perfect 80 acre rectangle. A housebarn, where I park, and the adjacent horse corral take up 15-20 acres. I have been asked to stay away from the horse corral. The 80 acres are surronded by hedge row, mainly hedge, elm, ash, and cottonwood. The creek forms and "L" and bisects the north half, the creek has the thickest trees. To get an idea of what it looks like draw a rectangle with the long side running north and south. Then draw a line cutting the rectangle into two squares. Then draw a vertical line cutting the top/north square in half. The lines inside the original rectangle would represent the creek. A little pond is at the "L" shape in the very center, and a bigger pond is at the far North boundry. The housebarn and corral are directly west of the center pond, and the driveway is at the very southeast corner. The drive follows the east hedge row until it reaches the middle where it turns 90 degrees to the east to go over to the housebarn. My first stand is in the hedgerow right where the turn in the driveway is. My second stand is 2/3 of the way to the North boundry along the creek. It is this stand that I will have to cross the pasture or walk along the hedge row to get to. This is Kansas prarie so the only contour is the slight dip down the creek bank.
I know that the deer bed in the hedge rows, and I think now they may be staying 24/7 in a corn field to the east. I am working to try and learn when the corn will be harvested.
again thanks for all the input, I'm learn tons.
You should be able to find a spot along the creek where the deer are crossing to the corn field already, that might be a good spot to put a stand with the deer trail infront of your position, and the prevailing winds blowing your scent away from the deer trail, cover, feeding, and bedding area if possiable. Deer love to bed along a creek edge, your going to bust some of them out sometimes. Just hope those deer or others you didn't alert will come back through the stand area in the mornings and evenings on thier way to or from the main bedding area. If your going in under the cover of darkness, you really shouldn't bust the deer to far off the pasture anyway. They will more than likely head towards the cover, when you do alert them. If you can get between the cover and the corn field, with the right wind, I think you should be able to see some action. Rember your hunting the deer that don't know your there, not the ones that do! Good luck!