Drives do work for the most part, but be curtious when doing so.... esp if your on public land.
I have had WAY too many hunts completely ruined because of selfish hunters that don't care to examine the ground they are about to trek through. Or just don't give a damn whose hunt they ruin! I understand its later in the year and if you haven't tagged a deer a drive sounds really good, but just try to make sure someone else isn't in the section your about to drive though if you decide to drive. I always hang some sort of orange high up on a tree so its visible to people from the road or from another part of the woods, and esp for people about to do a drive, i really don't know why i do it since it never stops them, i guess im just hoping someone has the will power to move on to another section if they see someone else is in the woods.
One of the most frustrating things to experience is when you have been sitting out there for hours perfectly quiet, waiting and then all within 5 minutes 3-5 people come barging through and not give a damn who is in the woods, completely oblivious to you, esp in this cold weather. I personally will never do a drive unless im POSITIVE no one else is in that part of the woods, and if i participate in a drive and someone comes walking in after were done or during it i will have the decency to tell them what we just did/are doing and leave it up to them if they want to stay in the area.
Just think before you do this, and put yourself in the other hunters position that is quietly waiting for some deer to walk by. It's not fun when this kind of thing happens, trust me.