An alternative to traditional scouting is a new technique called cam scouting. This technique uses a blend of old and new techniques. To scout in this manner a location should be chosen as before. Based on your opinion of where deer are located. Then like with normal scouting hard evidence of deer activity should be located. Once this trail or food plot is located place an electronic motion activated camera on a tree facing this area. I recommend the brand Cam trakker. This camera will then run 24 hours a day taking pictures as deer pass through the motion sensor. These photos can then be checked and are a great indicator of deer activity. A further advantage of cam scouting is that you get an idea of the time that deer are in that particular area. I recommend a mixture of both scouting techniques for deer hunters.