Not sure where you are located so that might make a difference to how much scouting you can do in a unit. Not sure how much time you will have to devote to the opportunity either.
If you will be archery hunting on opening day then scouting/finding a specific bull is very important.
If you are waiting until the rut kicks in then scouting is not as important in my mind. Bulls sometimes move great distances to their rutting grounds. Being able to locate bugles before daylight gives you a huge advantage.
If you concentrate on rifle rut hunts then I believe the advantage greatly increases. 40 and 44 have these kind of opportunities with limited competition. I believe that 44 hunt really gets overlooked and it only has 225 deer hunters at the same time. Remember, 54 has huge bulls that can be patterned during archery season but also huge numbers of archery deer hunters, seemingly each packing a bugle and cow call. Then, 500 rifle deer hunters pour in during the middle of the muzzleloader hunt.
The late rifle hunts out in 46 can produce, but they are getting crowded. Those are all pretty much wintering Jarbidge bulls and a lot of them are broken by then.
With all this to consider, if I had a super tag this year I would be putting in a lot of time in 52 this week.
I think everyone who is offering advice would greatly appreciate a follow up post to how your hunt went.
Best of luck!