Forest “edges”

As mentioned earlier, deer generally prefer thicker vegetative cover. However, they regularly venture out into open fields. Often, they travel along forest “edges” as they move around their habitat. Forest edges are where two or more forest types meet and create a vegetative “edge”.

Edges are relatively easy to see by observing changes in color or vegetation density using remote scouting tools like Google Earth.  Combining Google Earth views with topographic maps can narrow down areas to look at while conducting on-the-ground scouting.