Alright, Gdog. I'll throw you a bone, albeit a small one.
Your buddy can pay ~$30 to get a map with productive deer hunting areas denoted in his zone.
Here's a couple key disclaimers: the information is a bit outdated, and is somewhat generalized. There are no X's to mark the spot, for example. Having said this, I met the guy that sells these, and he has done a ton of work contacting biologists and wardens across the State to build the maps. So you're paying for his legwork.
When I first got back into hunting years ago, I purchased one of his maps, and will say that although I've never taken deer in one of his areas, it gave me confidence and somewhere to start. It might be just the nudge he needs to get out. After a few days, he'll learn that it's better to use his nose than the map, but half the battle is getting out.
Here's the website: