That too. For a number of years day leases were how my Dad and I hunted - one particular lease around Victoria that is no longer open. Opening weekend was like a war zone with most deer taken that weekend. Back then in Victoria County if it had horns you could shoot it.
Northern Oklahoma up around the Kansas line can bee good for day hunts because their rifle season only runs around the week of Thanksgiving and the deer don't have a lot of time to pattern the hunters.
Here in Texas it's mostly luck this late in the season if the place has had much hunting activity.
Book your hunt on opening weekend!