Plots are planted. Stands are hung. Trail cams are set. Now for me, all that’s left to do is wait. 15 days til Ohio. 22 til Michigan. Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock.

For the past 8 months you’ve probably grown tired of hearing me drone on and on about how excited I am about the upcoming season. And maybe I should apologize for the monotony. But you know what, I can’t help it. I’m freaking excited. And if you’re not chomping at the bit, over the top, crazy pumped up about it too, well then you might be on the wrong website. But for those of you who are truly wired to hunt, deep down in your bones, addicted to this $h**… Well it’s game time. Buckle up and get ready, because this is what we’ve waited for all year. So whether your season has just begun or you have a few more weeks to go, get your game face on, study up, and get ready.

With that being said, for those of you looking for some last minute tips, tricks and pointers…here are a few of the top deer hunting blog posts from across the web. Enjoy and shoot straight.

Whitetail Tips: How Wind Affects Deer Movement – Big Buck Zone: Some interesting insights into how specific wind directions and speeds can effect deer movement.

Treestand Placement – Morning Stands Vs Evening Stands – Bowhunting.com: Justin Zarr goes over some key criteria to consider when choosing different stand locations for morning and evening hunts.

How To Speed Scout for Whitetails – Whitetail 365: Interesting video covering tactics for quickly finding deer sign using an ATV or similar vehicle.

How Much Can They Grow – Midwest Whitetail: Bill Winke examines the topic of how much a buck can grow antler wise in a year. Very interesting.

Early Season Set Ups for Bruiser Bucks – Big Buck Zone: More good tips on getting set up in the right location for early season bucks.