I've got plenty of cover and water for sure. There is food that brings in deer during bow season as there are many apples trees on the maintained yard that they come in for plus the property used to be farmed and has a lot of old apple trees scattered throughout the back acres that are now wooded over. The food on the property gets more scarce as the season progresses so I want to do something to address that.
The big issue is that there is also plenty of cover, water, and food on neighboring properties. The best luck I've had is to target the travel routes between the properties and ambush them as they move from the different food/water/cover sources on the various properties. They don't seem to spend any more or less time on any of the surrounding properties. They are relatively unpressured deer so they seem to move around pretty freely without much concern. Its just a matter of being in the right place at the right time to make it happen.
I wish he did! It would've been a more pleasant end to my season. The snow was just too much for us this year. We got one small buck. The big boys did their usual movements at night with the full moon. We tried to get around to some better thicker spots but the visibility was terrible. The deer would've had to walk within feet of you too see them if they were moving during daylight hours. Better luck next year.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988