Thought I otter start a thread for all of us to post those lessons learned this season. Some successful most probably mistakes.. Scent control- I think I have tried just about everything but I have found what works for me. I have used ozonics, smoke, scent free this and that. My new thing, smoking the towel I dry off with after showering. This beats the hell out of standing around waiting for a fire in my beehive smoker or even dealing with it when in the field. Of course, the towel is scent treated but instead of running it through the dryer I just hung them on the clothes line and fired up the beehive smoker. Worked like a charm. My big mistake this year.. Not changing my stand locations. Two years previous to this year I hunted the trails leading into my food plot, successfully. The last two years I have hunted over a plot and it is nice see all those deer every night but that's all that's nice about it. I think you run a bigger risk of being winded when hunting over a food source versus just a trail leading to it. I did get a nice buck last year in the plot but I probably shouls have moved the stand right after. Not having been a little more active in moving my cameras to better pattern the deer. With such a large acorn mast, I should have been a little more aggressive in getting further back into the woods closer to my larger acorn trees which are located closer to bedding areas. Quite simply, my shooter was not moving around much and I contemplated hanging a stand further back in the woods but didn't want to spook him, should have took the gamble. My big success this year!? Getting the 16 year old neighbor kid his first bow kill and buck. I lent him my old Alpine Sierra Magnum, taught him how to play the wind and hung a stand where I knew a nice 8-point walked by frequently. He did the rest and I could not be more proud. He is doing some fence work for me this summer and I have already scored a sweet new PSE Bow Madness for his birthday in March. The kid is hooked, that's just about as satisfying as getting a big ol buck. Anyway, hopefully we can all add a little to this and see the success or mistakes we made in order to make us all better hunters and to help those younger hunters.