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All I will say on that subject is that they are full of bologna.
I myself hunted hard every day of the rifle season and did not see a buck in two weeks of hunting and only saw 15 does in 12 days of hunting and I know of many people that did not see a deer and did not get a deer.
The deer population is almost extinct in some mountainous places in Pennsylvania where there were once thousands upon thousands of deer before the new regulations.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...