One thing to keep in mind is that during winter, the grass fields that deer used to bed wont be near as warm at night as a bedding area in a woodlot, so they may not be using those fields the same as they were before. Any oak tree is worth looking into, keep an eye out for trees that still have a good amount of leaves. Also, pine trees may be the easiest foodsource to identify and could bring in deer if theres nothing better; cedar, hemlock, and white pine would be the best but theyll also eat red pine and jack pine. Are there any big concentrations of sapplings? Deer will eat the ends of twigs and leafs off dogwood, maple, birch, oak and a few other preferred sapplings. Especially when theres not alot of choices. They cant get to the nutrition on those mature trees except for there mast, so sapplings can play an important role late season.
One does not hunt in order to kill, but one kills in order to have hunted.