The hottest spots I have are along creeks in the bottoms. Dark, full of pines, rotadendrum, laurel, and white oaks.. Bucks love moist ground/swamps. Some say it's because moisture holds scent longer, but whatever. Every year, some 50+ scrapes line the creek banks in a certain 200 yard stretch. Creeks also create trails that are easy to identify, size of tracks, freshness. Most important for me, following running water allows me to sneak in undetected. The bucks I hunt bed high and rut low, so the creek bottom is where it's at during November. If I was a doe being chased by a buck, I certainly wouldn't run uphill.
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