Well the hunting season is 1 month old here in SC, and I am getting my arse handed to me. I have not shot one, and I have only seen 1 deer, a buck, but could not get a shot on it. People all around my area are shooting deer, or at least they are shooting at something. So, I have realized that I need to do more studying and research to get better at this. I purchased a book called mapping trophy bucks, and I plan to purchase a topo map. I am going to read as many books as I can get my hands on. My question is about topo maps. I was going to use mytopo.com. The map size of 2' x 3' seems to be big enough. The magnification is where I have questions. I have read that most people opt for a scale of 1:24,000. Why don't people go with scales of 1:15,000 or more detail? It's seems to be a lot easier to read the map and see all the features of the land. Once I learn how to recognize certain features that would be good on this map, I plan to take it out in the field with me and do more scouting. One other question, should I consider a hybrid topo/aerial map or just look at each one of those separate? Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. Thanks.