Scouting is essential up North. When you average out the deer per square mile it can seem discouraging, but there are pockets of deer. You just have to find them! During the first week of the season we saw does every day. Come the last week when we went back into the same spot we couldn't find any fresh sign. After some searching logging roads in the fresh snow we found them on the opposite side of the deadwater we were hunting. Tried to track down the same buck two days in a row, and thought I was going to get him the second day until one of the five does he was in busted me. Its all fun just the same!