Wisdom kills deer. Woods Wisdom. Executive director of Outdoor Life Alex Robinson wrote this. Sure, you can learn about deer hunting by reading articles or watching videos online, but the important lessons, the stuff that's really worth knowing, that can only truly be gained by spending a lifetime in the woods watching, listening and learning. What's the most important piece of deer hunting advice you've ever received. He says he's guessing it didn't have anything to do with pre rut tactics, analyzing moon phases or developing cellular trail camera strategies. It was probably a lot simpler. The best whitetail hunter I've ever known as Wayne Pearson, and I believe strongly that he would agree with Alex. Bottom line, it's wisdom that kills deer. I prefer still to do it the old way, to go scout. Look for trails, look for feeding areas, look for where the deer are watering, where they're bedding, how they're routing themselves. And remember one thing. This is very true. 90 percent of the game live and 10 percent area. If you can learn to figure out that 10 percent of the area, then you're going to be very successful. You're going to have a great hunt and you'll find that deer prefer a route.