We’re now coming to the end of August. Food plots are planted, stands are hung, and the cameras are in the field doing their work. Are you forgetting anything? One often overlooked part of deer hunting is access. Many hunters pay little to no attention to how they access their properties or their stands, figuring the quickest way from point A to point B is a straight-line. But bullet proof access, or at least really good access, is one of the most critical things when it comes to upping your odds of taking a mature buck.
In this episode of the How to Hunt Deer podcast, Josh talks with Dan Johnson about accessing difficult properties and stand locations. Dan hunts on permission properties in Iowa that are often difficult to access without alerting deer. Add to this that these properties often receive pressure from other hunters taking the easy way in and out, and you quickly realize just how intentional Dan needs to be with his access. Dan covers creative access means like bikes and boats, using terrain to your advantage, and how he plans to stay undetected on a new piece of ground he just gained permission on this year.