Keys to early season bachelor party

Early in the season, bucks still run pretty much together, and it’s not uncommon to see eight to 10 bucks in the same group.

Grandpa deer is usually the last one to come out from cover.

If you want to get a good glimpse at your buck population in an area where there isn’t much pressure, you can do what Brad Smith does.

He puts out a big pile of rice bran, sets up a trail camera and waits on the results.

Seeing groups around the feed pile is enough to get any deer hunter scrambling to get his gear together and head to the woods.

Smith does hunt over planted food plots, but not over bagged food like corn or bran during the season because he believes you won’t usually harvest a big buck at those feed sites.

But it is certainly helpful in finding out what you’ve got.

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Kinny Haddox has been writing magazine and newspaper articles about the outdoors in Louisiana for 45 years. He publishes a daily website, and is a member of the Louisiana Chapter of the Outdoor Legends Hall of Fame. He and his wife, DiAnne, live in West Monroe.