Look for does in and near escape cover, which is typically young-growth trees and brush. To find hard-hunted deer in heavily wooded regions, check swamps and cutovers. In the mountains and hills, secluded benches and bluff ends make perfect hiding places. The open spaces of the farm and prairie mean that dense CRP fields, wooded fencerows, and brushy creekbottoms are deer magnets. But success is as much about understanding human behavior as it is recognizing prime habitat. In heavily hunted areas, you'll find the most deer on the far side of some barrier-a creek, a grassy marsh, a broad swamp-that makes travel difficult.