All, I need help! Here's the situation. I've attached a satellite image of the area I am hunting. Basically there are deer droppings and beds all over the dang place but zero deer in the morning. At least no deer where I have been standing. The yellow dots are droppings, and I mean fresh ones. The large blue outline is the property (27 acres). The #1 is the ladder stand I put up. The #2 is a permanent blind. The red circle is my latest thought on location. When I hunted one morning in the stand (#1) I heard two deer rustle around 5:45. They hung around for a bit and then just walked behind me and off to the right of the picture. Too early for a shot. When I hunted the blind (#2) today, hoping to catch and deer that are said to go from point #1 off to the right, I found nothing. The red circle is at the end of a barbed wire fence with very thick bramble and Osage trees covering it. I placed a small chair nestled into the bramble that will give me cover but also allow me to see the area very nicely. The only think I can think of is to hunt in the evening instead of the morning. The land owner has said that he's seen more deer in the evenings as of late. As for other patterns, trails, etc, he says they are all over the place. Random. I know it's a little crazy of me to ask, but anyone have any ideas on where these deer are ending up? My guess is that they arrive in the evening to bed down but take off in the middle of the night, hence I find nothing in the morning but tons of deer sign. I don't think scent is a problem, I go through the rituals and there are people, farm animals, woodstoves, everywhere. These deer are well used to people. This is Northern Virginia. Thanks in advance! -Stooxie Wanna kill these ads? We can help!