One thing I highly recommend is to review topo maps or aerial photos to find a few funnels, saddles or "pinch points" in the big woods. Once I have identified those, then strap the boots on and go check them out. Any physical terrain item that forces deer to travel through any small area is always a good choice, provided there are deer in that area to begin with. Some examples include a fence row, cliff, bluff, steep hill, creek, etc. A ridgeline with a dip in it (saddle) is a great place as well.
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Glad to talk to all of you, but I'd rather be sitting in a tree stand on a cool morning trying not to move so that the bruiser buck directly below me doesn't figure out that I am watching him!