Getting on bucks in the early bowhunting season on small parcels of land can be a challenge when it comes to deciding how aggressive to be.

In this video, Eric Morken breaks down a near-shot opportunity he had on a good buck during the opening weekend of the 2019 season. It was an evening hunt on a property that is 64 acres total, but only about 10 acres of timber and with no crop fields or food plots on it.

Using traffic on a heavily-used highway that runs parallel to the property was key to getting in quietly close to bedding cover. Waiting for wet or windy conditions that mask sound can also be used as great ways to get close to bedding and increasing early-season chances.