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First, and others may argue this, deer/elk/antelope are all the same and want the same basic things. Low pressure from humans, good security cover where they can rest, the right food at the right time of year, and necessary water.
When you start looking these can be in close proximity to people, but for some reason they don't go there. Sometimes it's just because the animals become nocturnal, and lay up all day and you just don't see them. Other times it's because its just too hard to get to them, by distance or on private land. Sometimes they are where we would never think to look, because like WT's they will walk for several miles to get the things they want. Learn where to intercept them in this case.
Like mentioned above David Long or Mike Eastman both have excellent books on hunting mulies. You won't learn much from magazines or stories, as they are entertainment and bragging rights, but if there are scenery shots or wide angle pics of the terrain and cover you should study these.