By knowing your hunt areas well, you’ll spend more time shooting and less time hunting. It doesn’t matter if I’m hunting Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, or anywhere, I make sure I’ve scouted or I return to areas I’m familiar with. This helps me know exactly where to be opening morning.
I usually start my hunts off slower and end with a bang as far as effort is concerned. I “ease” into it if you know what I mean. With each passing day, I have more knowledge and my odds of success go up. I used to hit it hard the first few days then be so burned out that I was ready to quit. I’ve learned that if I pace myself, especially if I’m alone, I’m ususally more effective.