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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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Without Cams you need to scout harder. As others suggest look for sign and hunt the freshest. Again deer are where they are if you want to be successful you have to find those spots. I would think that may be a excellent spot during gun season when the pressure really ramps up. When the bullets start to fly deer will head to areas with as little human presence as possible. If I were bow hunting I’d be hunting food sources in the evenings early season and as the rut begins to kick in near the end of October start hunting bedding cover in the morning ( your swamp). Opening day of gun season I’d pack a lunch and sit your swamp all day and wait for deer that are escaping gunfire to filter into your spot.
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