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If you’ll be setting out or moving cameras this weekend, try:

A small clearing in the woods 50 to 75 yards off an alfalfa, soybean or clover field. Mature bucks like to hang up in these areas in late afternoon before moving out to a field at dark.

Any bottleneck of thick cover on a deer trail that leads to or from a feed field.

Back in the woods toward a bed area where two or more drainages with thick cover come together. Oak trees dropping acorns nearby make the set even better.

Having spotted or photographed a big buck in a field or food plot, sneak in and set a camera on the nearest creek crossing, swamp edge, pond edge, etc. in the area. As summer deepens, mature bucks spend a lot of time hanging out near water in low, thick, shady areas.