I suspect it’ll be easier to find the places he’s spending his time than it will be to get him to do much of anything. Even if you were to bait with a feeder or food plot it would only be effective if you knew where their daytime bedding locations were.I have to get him to investigate the does during daylight.
What zones do you hunt in mass? I hunt Mostly 4s, 4n and 3.Unfortunately in MA all bait has to be out of the woods 10 days prior to opening day. At this point in my life due to health and time with family and work, me enjoying "hunting" is just being able to get out and sit in a quiet tree for a few hours, get excited to see what I have on my cameras, whether they show up at night or at first light. I ate all my tags this year but did see two does. One at 11am at 140 yards and the second way off at 300. Only hunt with a bow but still had an exciting year of getting out and seeing them or knowing they were under my tree a few hours before.