Basically when scouting for deer you are looking for hard evidence of deer activity at a particular location. The location you choose to scout is an area where you “think” deer are occupying. This approximation is a trial and error process to say the least, but some simple strategies can be used. First, try searching in an are that is heavily wooded. The thicker the are, the better it is. Also, a thick area that is located close to a source of food (acorn trees, red leaf briers, rye grass) is even better. Besides food a source of water should also be somewhere in proximity.