A key point in hunting is that almost all animal activity revolves around food and water, so this is a great place to start. Look for the food sources in the area you are going to hunt, with your focus on protein rich foods if you are hunting deer. This may include agricultural crops, fruits or stands of oak trees. In wooded areas it is more difficult to determine their food source but may include aspen, aster, red-osier dogwood, clover, and red and white cedar. If it is difficult to determine what they are eating, focus on their travel movements.
Travel corridors are often located in low areas where they can move without being seen, such as creek bottoms and draws. They can also include funnels, converging hub [deer trails come together like spokes on a wheel], brushy fencerow separating two fields or woodlots, a bench on a ridge, a strip of woods or thickets connecting two woodlots, the edge where two types of vegetation meet, a strip of trees alongside a creek which connects two lots of woods, inside corners or double inside corners, or timber between two clearcuts.
Bedding and hiding areas are often in dense areas or elevated so that it is hard to approach without alerting the animals.