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.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...