Well first off, you have to hunt where there are big bucks. I don't know much about New England but I do about the midwest. So ideally you would get on I-80 and start driving west. Any state along the way who's name starts with an "I" or an "O" would be a good place to start!
Once there, try to find areas with private access. These will usually have less hunting pressure. After that, look for areas that have adjacent heavy cover next to a good feed source like corn. If the cover areas also have terrain features like gullys, swales, hollows and the like so much the better. If you are in an area that has good bucks, then focus on the does and the bucks should be along directly. Spend as much time as possible in the woods when the does are coming into or are estrous. That means STAYING OUT ALL DAY when you plan a full day's hunt and NOT doing the 6-10 then walk in for lunch then back out from 2-6. Being there when the deer are is 90% of the deal.
Have several stand sites picked out. Just because you are out there all day doesn't mean that you have to sit in one spot all day. Mobility is a great asset, especially during the rut when bucks can be everywhere.
Lastly, if it's during the rut and you see a doe acting "breedy", stay put if she passes within range of you and if she's on the other side of the field or ridge MOVE TO WITHIN RANGE! That is the best buck lure you can have, hands down. I prefer to stillhunt during the rut for this very reason. Odds are when the rut is on you may very well see that nice buck only once, let alone get a shot at him, so you have to do whatever you can to make sure that if and when you do see him you will be able to get a shot.
Hope this helps!
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