Like I posted in the WI forums. I can't stress this enough. If you're serious about hunting "big bucks" you need to hunt travel routes, funnels or pinch points. If my shotgun took pictures, not only would I know where I was shooting, but there'd be some proof behind it. I've hunted those types of pieces on the property I've hunted ALL of the years I've hunted. Big bucks follow those routes. You have to be patient. There is a guy near where I hunt in WI, who always ends up with 140's or better, every year, and most times he doesn't get them until Sunday. So patience is a key. You can't expect those bucks to be coming by opening day every year. You have to be patient. They will come by. Pack your lunch, if you have to go in, wait until people go in for lunch, or come back out. It'll make a big difference, and your buck pole will be the proof
Edit: If you have pressure around you, the wind doesn't matter, in addition to that scents don't matter. I know a lot of you are talking about bow hunting, but the Gun Season can be just as, if not more, rewarding. Especially since the actually rut might occur during your gun season this year. GL to all, post your pics and let me know how you do.