:yeahthat:I used this tactic one year when it was dry. A creek runs through my place and there are several small holes that never dry up. I scouted and found the one with the most sign around it (literally hundreds of tracks). I set up next to it opening day and right at first light I had 6 doe come in and I took one. Had a deer down the first 10 min of season. I personally have not had much luck with shooting shooter bucks over water early.........for that matter I don't even see good bucks on their feet during daylight until 10/15.
Yes- travel route to and from the water source may be a good bet-if it's actively being used.! I wouldn't hunt on the fence line. You can wound a deer and it easily can go to the property that you don't have permission to be on. I also wouldn't hunt to close to the bedding area. Find a spot between the two and set up with the wind in your favor.Now here is a question the neighbor has a pond 50 yds away from my property only water source for 500 acres ..... Now the pond is on their property but the bedding area is on mine should I hunt the fence line or somewhere in between?