Was hunting from .a treestand in an oak flat about 6 yrs ago and saw several groups of deer all including at least 1 buck travel thru the area from several directions. There was about a 75 yd. round patch of laurel that each group passed thru and would pause in before exiting. They evidently felt safe inside it. Eventually a decent 7 point with a doe came out on my side and I shot the buck with my .257 Ruger #1 International, first day I had hunted with it. I moved my stand just inside the edge of that patch and killed 3 bucks in the next 4 years and could have killed a bear but decided I did not want too, just enjoyed watching it. It seemed that spot of laurel in an otherwise open oak flat was a magnet to deer that had been bumped by others. When my son still loved in PA he would still hunt along the edges of laurel thickets and killed several nice bucks doing so. This has all been on public land or land open for anone to enjoy hunting. Not much open private land left, everyone buys their little patch, posts it, gets up a tree and complains no deer moving .