okay the fact that its flat and there's a creek flowing through the area i would say its a travel corridor. the deer love to follow water,the mixed hardwoods allow for acorns are there acorns on the ground? you also have lots of browse.i would follow the rub line and see where it leads.i think the best way to hunt it is to still hunt scout it for now.if you find trees that are dropping acorns set up nearby.the thicket is most likely the bedding area.if you only hunt it occasionally take a stroll thru it at midday and be ready for a quick shot you may jump some deer .the fact its public the deer know they are being hunted.try approaching it from a different direction than everyone else.watch your scent stream use a powder wind checker at all times
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky
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