What tips do you have on how to pattern mature bucks?
Mature bucks can be difficult to pattern. I use Reconyx trail cameras to determine where deer are moving at night, then I use my knowledge of the area to predict where the mature buck will bed during the day. I call this connecting the dots. Based on this information, I locate stands in between the dots (travel zones). Once a pattern is suspected, I limit my disturbance to the area and wait until the wind and other factors are to my advantage before hunting that buck. I think that successfully patterning a mature buck is as much fun as harvesting one.
Growing (and patterning) Bucks together,