welcome to the forum. cover your scent would be my most important tip for you. check out the hunting tips section too while your browsing maybe something in there will help you out. i noticed your from texas. i got a father-in-law in that state and the way he hunts texas deer makes me sick.
not really it is legal down there. he cuts up some apples and takes them out the night before and lays them on this little clear spot in all the brush and short trees. he sits on a pile a dirt about 150 yards away and just waits on the deer to come out of the thick stuff and start eating on the apples. sounds easy enough to me. good luck my friend and glad to see you taking up deer hunting.