Your strategy is subtly different if you're hunting relatively unpressured deer. When a buck finds an estrous doe, he wants to make sure rival bucks won't come across the two of them. He'll push her toward odd patches of cover not likely to hold other deer: a CRP field surrounded by timber, an abandoned farmstead, that swath of willows that looks like a place you'd run the pheasant dog. If you're a stand hunter, place your set on funnels that connect such cover and be on alert through the midday hours, because deer will be moving now. If you're still-hunting or driving, focus your efforts on these small patches. You won't encounter as many deer as you would in more traditional habitat…but you may well encounter the one deer you're looking for.