"Anyone else going to hunt somewhere they normally don't but should this year?"
First, Good luck Steve! I've taken many a buck in the A zone but almost all were on private property. Every ranch a bit different, in no place though, did catching them at first light or right at the last bit a daylight, seem more important. Also, you may be seeing does but not be seeing any bucks and feel that there are none there. That is NEVER the case. It might take till the last weekend of the season for them to appear but appear they will, seemingly out of nowhere. Good Luck on your hunts!
As far as hunting where i'm not used to, i think it's part of the whole adventure. This year i have 4 points and will use them, if drawn, on one of the lesser X zone areas. Most of the places that i might hunt, i'll be in that country for the first time. I love it!
Keep your slimy Paws Off My, Yours, Our,.. Public Land!!!