Dave T, I don’t hunt whitetails, but I do 99% of my hunting on the ground, most of it spot and stock or still hunting.
There are a few “must”
#1 Move slow, move as slow as you can…… then cut that in half.
#2 You must see the deer first… so, if your looking at your feet your already busted.
#3 Only bears can move through the forest with out making noise, so…. you must learn to make noise that sounds like another animal, I try and sound like a deer moving through, I use bears feet to move quietly.