If you have rifle hunted there before... maybe you have an idea of where some in woods food sources are? That would be a good place to start. Are there any land features or fences that influence deer to use a certain entry to the field? Here in PA, it is rare to hunt near or on fields in archery and see many deer before dark. I usually go back into the woods a decent ways and try to find some in woods food sources that have a couple trails. I usually start my scouting from there, but since you dont have the opportunity to scout, I would start hunting there. Personally I would shy away from the field unless you know they are entering it before dark. These spots generally work well for me in the morning too. Entering and exiting the stand could make or break your trip too. Make sure that you have a solid entry and exit plan for whatever stand you hunt. If you only have a few days to hunt, I would make sure I was in the stand dark to dark. I have had a lot of mid day encounters in all phases of the season.
I do not know if you have access to trail cams, but when we hunt neighboring states, we usually take a day or two to head out and scout and hang some cameras. For you, if you can afford to take a day and go out and hang a camera or two.. it would be a big help, that way when you get there you have some sort of idea of whats going on. This could save you from sitting all day in a stand that isnt that hot. I dont know how far you are from where you are talking about hunting, but if you know the lay of the land already.. it would probably be a short easy trip to go hang the cameras.
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