I've had pretty good results in Nebraska. The deer are plentiful and some of them when they get mature are really nice. Lots of public land to hunt but they usually get hit hard during gun season. Archery season with some scouting and a few cameras are a good combo for seeing what is around. Blue southeast is where I hunt and it is considered the best area for deer >150"
Isn't the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut?