Just curious how many guys hunt based on previous seasons history versus this years hot sign. After bowhunting for 20 years I have noticed that often big bucks seem to end up on the same ridges, funnels, and acorn flats season after season year after year. I also have noticed that early season patterns also can be quite predictable but are entirely different than pre-rut and rut and post-rut activity. I have some spots I have been hunting for ten years or more and I know that in October I'm just about guaranteed to have a sighting of Mr. Big. What it comes down to is it worth it to hunt history or would you rather hunt fresh sign.