Years ago, I was assigned to Wurtsmuth AF Base, Michigan and didn't know where to hunt. So I bought a map of Huron Nat'l Forest and planned to do some scouting. The first area I checked was about 50 yards past a deer crossing sign where I found a heavily used deer trail. I followed the trail about 1.5 miles to the edge of a swamp and built a crude ground blind. A month later, I shot a dandy 6 point buck with my 35 Remington rifle.
Deer crossing signs are good places to scout!
Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.