This all is dependant on where it is I'm hunting,... I live and hunt whitetails in Michigan where I live most of the areas available to hunt (public lands) are in normally tight cover and do not provide the long shots and open areas like the West has to offer me when hunting mulies or elk mostly in Wyoming.
I actually hunt both styles but prefer to spot and stalk em'. I like trying to outwit them while sneeking up on them the best I can before I get busted.
It's always fun to me to find a set of fresh tracks and do some runnin' and gunnin',.. ya' never know where your going to wind up or if you'll find them but the chase is all part of hunting to me.