i would say from my experiences that it has almost everything to do with the temperature. Someone mentioned earlier that the warm weather makes them lazy, very true, deer hate warm weather. when it cools they will start moving. I also think it will help with other hunters getting in there and making them move. Try to get in the woods before they do, maybe they will scare them to you! As far as scent eliminators, well they couldnt hurt. Rattling and attracting scents you should probly hold off till it gets cold bc with the warm weather they probly arent into rut bc the cold sort of activates the rut.
But as far as location, if you know they are there, its just a matter of time. They are most likely just moving at night when its cooler out. Sounds like you have a pretty good handle on everything.
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