Photo courtesy of Apple Creek Whitetails
The first stage is examination. In the examination phase, you observe and ask excellent questions, to give you a thorough knowledge of the hunting situation.
The second phase is of diagnosis. In the diagnosis phase you review the results of your examination and double check to be sure that the symptoms that you had detected were the real symptoms. You ask additional questions to confirm your examination.
This is the prescription phase, where you determine the best solution (tactic) for the hunting situation you have diagnosed. Finally you implement your prescribed action.