Do deer (bucks) prefer to run the creek bottoms where there are alot of pines which make it a little darker than the normal upper flats? I know that they run along the 3/4 to the top on most hills but there is the thick piney area all along the bottom and I went strolling in there today and saw mega rubs and trails. I almost think that it is a safe haven runway for them. Then I found a good trail running along a secondary stream with steep sides almost dropping off in some spots and it was below the oak flats and corn.
This pic is of the steep sided stream and the red squiggly lines are the white oaks and the fields are cut corn and the yellow line is the heavy trail that runs along the top of the steep side going through thick dark pines and shrubs