So, for those of you with new jobs, no time off, busy lives this will be a thread where we can all share ideas and discussion. If you can only hunt the weekends, then that means between opening day and the first two weeks of November you have 7 weekends. That's not a lot of time to figure it all out. That's 14 days. Throw in some 80+ degree days, a couple nasty thunderstorms, and some Honey do days and you might be down to about 9 or 10 days for primetime hunting. That can make it tough to get on a big boy. If you are like me and hunt public land and don't run trail cameras, it's even tougher. So, how do we get it done? What's the best approach? What's the most useful strategy? I say it comes down to scouting. You have got to scout, scout and scout some more. You need to do your homework especially during the off-season. Get in the woods right now if you have to. Find some of last year's hot spots. You need to have a plan of attack and be ready to adjust on the fly. If you sit in a completely useless spot for 1 or 2 days then you just reduced your odds of killing a big boy ten fold. You'll run out of time before you can dial in on him. Also, you have to be careful of tipping him off, or other deer. There's a LOT that goes into this. So, tell me some of your thoughts and strategies on how to get it done with minimal time to hunt once the season opens.