If you are having trouble finding bucks in the woods still hunting you may want to head for the bedding areas. After a long rut, the first thing a buck wants to do is eat and then sleep. If you have a good food source and a bedding area close by walk through it and you have a pretty good chance of getting one out of there. Where I hunt, I avoid the bedding areas all bow season because some very large bucks will sneak into there and hopefully walk by me (although now they have found a way around me). The last 5 years in a row after sitting in my tree stand for 6 hours and not seeing a buck on my way out of the woods I have walked through a thicket full of 8' tall prickers and briars and have kicked at least one deer out each time. A few times I have done it just to see if they were in there and 2 years ago I set my brother up on one side of the thickett and I went walking through. I got a button buck and he missed an 8-pointer. On Monday I did the same routine and kicked up a monster just to get the crap scared out of me and by the time I could shoulder my gun he was long gone. I really am not a fan of putting on drives but as a last resort I always push this thickett. I walk right by it to get to my stand and I swear they are just watching me get out of my truck and into my treestand as I walked 25 yards away from the one on Monday. On the way back to the car I vear off and was only 10 yards away from this buck when he shot out like an arrow. Very exciting.