X Factor: It's common in the heavily populated regions of the East Coast to find deer, and sometimes big bucks, living in backyards and eating out of bird feeders. In some of those situations you can get permission to hunt adjoining properties and find a real honey hole. Just a few acres might be enough to allow you to kill a big buck every year, if those few acres are in the right spot. This is true even in Texas. Obviously, check regulations and boundaries on where you can and cannot hunt, but if you see a deer crossing sign in or near a suburb surrounded by brush and mesquites, chances are that suburb affords the food, water and security deer need to grow old.