Here's the deal, it's not whether you will see deer, it's deciding on what to shoot. Get your game cameras out and check them at least every three weeks as they are starting to put on horn. Be selective on bucks as a typical 8 should get a pass if your place is anything like ours. Mature 9 points or better in 5th year of horn is a reasonable expectation.
This buck got a pass this year because it's not 5.5 years old
You will be able to do that because there will be little $hitheads like this one with no browtines.