Let's say you and 100 other guys are trying to tag a mature buck in a giant national forest such as Pennsylvania's Allegheny or Virginia's Jefferson. Some old advice is still good advice. Scour topos and aerials for remote ridges, oak flats and thickets the crowds might miss or be too lazy to hike out to. Cutovers and thinned blocks are prime whitetail habitat, so look closely for those. With 100,000 acres or more at your disposal, you can find spots with elbow room and hot buck sign, but you've got to scout hard to find those places.