Sitting here today after not stalking since beginning of April. Thinking of later in the year when I will finally get to try for a stag on our ground. My question is, Is it possible to find area's where stags are taking a stand or holding an area much before the main rutting event?
I had thought in order to increase my chances of getting onto a deer I could go up a couple weeks earlier, do some reconnaissance and set up some cameras in likely spots.
So since I'll be stalking around 2nd week of October, could I go up a couple weeks earlier, or would it be a waste of time (as far as to see stags holding ground)?
Of course I realise no one can predict the ruts main activity peak, so just looking for general experience/advise.