"Hopefully, you guys have your hunts lined out as it’s go time across the West. I learned years ago to put together a solid plan for each hunt. Whether hunting some old stomping grounds or a totally different unit, it’s equally important to study and create a rock-solid game plan. I use a process to break down the unit and identify potential game-rich locations. I then figure out how I will look at and attack these areas. I can build a multiple day plan with lots of options. I start to develop multiple locations to have plans and backup plans. This way when I get on the hunt, I never feel lost. I always have another spot to check out. Learning your units and identifying the best pieces of country is a huge part of finding trophy critters.