Confidence is the number 1 equalizer that will make me stay put. If I know I am close to the does and the wind is right I am staying put all day 20 feet high in a tree. If the wind changes or I see or hear consistent deer movement somewhere else I will move around 12pm-1pm.
A couple of years ago I sat all morning during the primetime of the rut and did not see a thing. I was exhausted but quickly moved to another spot about 5 miles away. Killed a buck right before sundown. I knew that buck was in the area because I had seen him a month earlier and I knew does bedded close. Having multiple doe bedding areas up your sleeve is golden during the rut. Relying on only one can lead to days without possibly seeing anything.
A wise man once told me to roll around a stinky Ohio farm for a day to smell like farm animals, so as to get closer to deer.
Drunk half brained Ohio guy>Socrates