By Mark Kenyon:

As I’m sure is the case for many of you, I’m currently scrambling to finish off my final preparations on stands and hunting locations before the season gets too close. I like to leave my hunting areas alone for as long as possible before hunting season, and at a very minimum at least a month. That said, this past week I was able to get a food plot planted and a new tree stand hung. In the photo above you can actually see the view from my newest stand, which overlooks an area I hinge cut back in February. Needless to say, I’m pretty excited to get back out there in late October or November.

On a somewhat related topic, if you’re able to squeeze in a break this weekend (of course after you hang your stands, check trailcams, plant plots, etc), I’d recommend you check out the great whitetail related blog posts below. Enjoy your weekend, put in your time preparing, and stay Wired To Hunt!

How Many Rubs Does a Buck Make? – Mike Hanback’s Big Deer Blog: The number will amaze you, bucks rub a lot. I mean a lot.

Physical and Mental Bowhunting Preparation – Bowhunting.com: Some helpful tips on how we can continue to prepare ourselves for the quickly approaching season.

Whitetails In Velvet: 6 Strategies for Tagging Fuzzy Bucks – Field & Stream: If you’re going to be hunting in a state with an early enough opener to hunt velvet whitetails – this article has some good info for you!

Deer Hunting: The Keys to Summer Scouting – Big Buck Zone: August is a great time to scout whitetails, especially in crop fields. Here are a few tips for how you can best do that.

How To Design The Ultimate Scent-Free Deer Hunting Room – Petersen’s Bowhunting: If you’ve got a room, closet, shed, etc devoted to your hunting gear – this article has some great tips for how you can make it a scent free haven for your hunting gear.

Wicked Summer – Whitetails Inc: The most recent episode of Whitetails Inc is definitely worth a watch this weekend!