I think evergreens are great! However in Missouri it seems like they dont really hang out in evergreens,(maybe cause theres nothing to eat?) we mostly see them in early morning or late in the evning, where i hunt it seems like they just use the evergreens as a road to come back from nighttime feeding or to get there.
Just look for signs, maybe if its hilly try to stay at the top or in the middle as opposed to the bottom.
Yes I would use a call
Early morning and evening
I've had success still hunting through cedars. Use the wind in your favor and keep low looking under the branches often with binoculars. Cedars filter your noise and by watching under the branches you can catch them before they catch you.
I could see the small band of mule deer picking their way towards me through the sagebrush 800 plus yards away. With my 10 power binoculars I spotted a legal buck bringing up the tail. I dropped down and crouched behind a large chunk of sage just waiting for them to pass within range. Unfortunately, they stopped and began milling around before finally settling down, with a few of them laying down right out in the open. They were not going to come to me; if I wanted any closer, I'd...