DaveT1963 wrote:I personally think the fact that it does not look "currently" heavy used is a huge plus. This typically means it was made earlier in the season BEFORE rut. there fore it is possibly a food based bed or a bed that buck frequently uses in his core area. If you found it now and it was still showing sign of heavily used it would most likely be a rut bed or a high pressured escape bed. Knowing this can arm you with info on WHEN to hunt it, which IME is just as important as finding it.
I was thinking that myself. Maybe hit it a time or two early and move on