I hunted along the Republican River and couldn't believe the deer density in the region. I estimate the average density to easily be at 20 deer or more per square mile along the river. Most days I'd see anywhere from 30 to 50 deer at minimum. Of course the name of the game in late season was food so I hunted thick cover bordering picked fields of corn, soybean and wheat. All were being visited equally, but the mature bucks were not tripping over themselves to be seen in daylight.