Nice article Corey. I was going to comment, but the comments section shows as closed for me.
Mature bucks need 4 essential things: 1. Water 2. Food 3. Cover 4. Doe Satellite maps can help you find 3 of those things.
Scout, scout, scout and scout some more. Best times to do it are Feb, Mar, Apr, Aug & Sep. You can scout during the season, but you don't want to trapes all over your prime hunting area. In season should just be about fine tuning.
You already know all of this though.