I would go with the 30.06 over the 7mm mag simply because the 7mm is a mag.
No need to take the recoil with such closely matched calibres.
Now if you ALREADY had a 30.06 or even a ,308 then I would go with the 7mm mag because......well, you need one if you don't have one !! right?
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...