I don't know a thing about that area. But at 300+ guy, how you hunt might as important as where you hunt. Most eastern guys I've seen want to ride around or hike and don't spend nearly enough time glassing. Make sure you don't look just in tree-covered country. Mule deer also spend a lot of time in the brush areas.
First thing you need to do is make sure you come with good optics. Get good binoculars; at least 10 power. And then get a quality spotting scope and put it on a good tripod with a fluid head. Then spend lots of time looking, especially early and late, but also mid day. You'll do more good by looking, finding a buck, then slipping in on him than any other thing you can do.
Even if you have to borrow the binos and scope, it will be a big help. Get to a good vantage point and do some serious glassing.