a little late in season to help but ill just say this much. look at that ariel map close. go to every spot where there is a funnel and find the sign or trail there. look at the second map. north of your brother there is a narrow strip that if you say sat in the middle mabee you'd see to the edge each way east and west, that would be the first place id look since it connects big timber to a river way, which waterways usually are unbroken cover along their routes. if you sat there, id approach accordingly and beat your bro there and use him as a pusher!
where you set up in that narrow strip at the intersection is great!
also, try the river way if you can. not sure whats farther north but again look for pinch points connecting things and set up there.
if this is your land, i strongly would consider creating a sancuary in the middle with brush piles and hinge cut conifers and stay out and guard its funnels.
for the other prop, the cedars might be a bedding area if its as thick as you advertised but if trappers are visiting it daily for yotes of coons the deer will pattern them and avoid them so talk to the trapper and work something out. i would strongly consider sitting there opener in the conif island of thick cover if its secluded. go in real early and stay all day. hell, stay all day in a funnel or a bedding stand rifle season IS my never fail stategy - yes, dead deer every year no fail. but scouting is key so use your noggin and put pressure into your equation every time and NEVER forget that that factor alone sepparates bow season normal deer and gun season run for it deer. you will succeed!