Yeah... I am overthinking it. I am just very anxious to get out there and do what I can to better my chances. I suppose if food is in the area, its in the area. Putting it in a pile wont do anything extra and the last thing I want to do is break any rules/laws. I am going out next weekend to do some scouting. I have been looking at topo maps, google earth, and trying to learn as much as possible to find a good spot(s).
I have been hunting for deer for several years (for about 5 years then didnt hunt at all for several years), but I still have yet to get one. I missed a nice buck on my first bow hunt (stupid rushed thinking of 30 feet and put it on the 30 YARD pin...sigh). I hunted mainly state land in Indiana with a few sightings and hunting buddies got some in the same area.
I know public land is tough, and no one wants to point out any "good area", but if anyone has any tips for Sam Houston I am all ears. Id be willing to barter for info. Beer, small welding jobs, whatever. Im south of Houston if anyone wants to shoot the shart about hunting. I also duck hunt and had some luck with redheads on public land. I dont know why people say they arent good..hahaha Butterflied and stuffed with jalapeno, smoked gouda cheese, and wrapped in bacon and grilled tasted like a bacon wrapped filet. anyways....thanks for the replies.