Never taken any of my deer while sitting at the house or at work. The more you hunt the higher your chances are for success. I have killed deer everyday of the season. The key to success that particular successful day was that I was hunting and the deer were moving. Hunting in archery or early general season before the rut is really good for patterning bucks still on feed. Pre-rut is great to rattle or catch bucks moving around in their territory checking for does. The rut is great if you have the does. Post-rut is really good to rattle to catch a rut crazed buck still looking for a doe or bucks moving back to feed in bad weather. There is no bad time to hunt, just bad if you catch the day the deer aren't moving. Early season I would set up as many TC as you have on rubs, scrapes, natural food sources, trails around feeders or WATER. Water being the key early season location. Let those TC do your preseason scouting so you know where to concentrate your limited days at. Good luck.