not to many big name people come to cali to hunt. its one of the hardest public lands to hunt in the area, especially if you are hunting d zones for mule deer. i hunt d8, which might not help you, because im sure the follow up question is going to be "where should i go?"
if thats what you are looking for...scout...earlier rather than later. use maps to narrow your search pattern, get of the roads, walk, look for signs, food sources, water, game trails, tracks, scat and other animals to cross/add them off the list. very early mornings are usually the best time, especially in the summer and a half hour before sundown, but you are going to want to be glassing and checking areas all day. deer will move to get out of the sunlight.