sounds like you have your stuff together. just hang in there and the deer will come. in tennessee the deer have moved alot less also which we also blame on the weather. heed the advice of the postings above me. it all sounded pretty good to me. not alot i can add to that. deer do not always bed down in the thickest of stuff. now they will bed down in a location were they are fairly well hidden but it will not always be in a place to thick for us humans to walk through. behind my house ive had them bedding down for days in a row on the edge of a cornfield in grass that was about waist high.
good luck, hang in there, and welcome to the site. keep us posted.