the terrain is open country foothills with the cover being cactus, mesquite and in some cases sage with lots of canyons, draws and ridges. i still cant figure out why people around here call this area "down in the flats". nothing big enough to support a stand. i have kicked around the idea of a ground blind at a water tank. i know where a few natural funnels are but picking the right spot to put a ground blind is a tough call. i have set up and used what cover was available only to be out witted by these mulies. for example their is a ridge with 2 saddles side by side on this that spans 5-600 yards and the deer cross over from one side to the other right here. the result so far has been if i set up on the west end, the deer cross on the east end. if i set up on the east end they cross on the west end. if i set up in the middle of the 2 saddles the deer will cross on either end. when i set up on either end the deer will cross in the middle. do you see where i am going with this? when i try a set up on this particular ridge i am there before sun. also with limited cover stalking can be difficult at best with all the eyes ears and noses on you. God i love this hunt!