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Am I too deep in the woods?

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I found a swamp, deeeeeeep in the woods. It's a good 1.5 mile hike getting back there.
It's far away from easy public access. People with adjacent private property are pretty much the only guys I've seen out there. They still aren't putting much pressure on the deer.
So I thought it would be a little honey hole.

I figured the deer would come out of the swamp, from bedding. But after 2 years of scouting (without trail cams) I've only seen one doe walking out of the swampish part.

First question. Do deer bed in swamps? Do they mind a little mud and water? (Picture of the swamp I wanna drag a trophy from)

Second part, is that I'm also far from most cornfields. So I'm wondering if I'm too deep in the woods. Too far from the easy pickings of the agriculture.
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If they use the area to escape pressure, there still should be some old sign.
They probably don't have much reason to get back in that far right now but when the hunter numbers go up and pressure increases, that 1.5 miles isn't far enough for them to hide.
I consider tracks and beds to be sign.
Maybe or as in the case where I hunt, I only find deer tracks and beds.
Beds are hard to find from previous years
I disagree. Old beds, especially buck beds, are usually noticeable in my opinion.
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