Im about to rain on your parade.Do you have a hunting license?did you take hunter safety?If you did they would have given you a regulations book.YOU are responsible for knowing the regs in your area.I have yet to meet a game warden who had a sense of humor or tolerance for ignorance.Sorry to be so harsh but what the heck?As for the other questions i will gladly give ya advice.Scents ,rattling,calls forget em first year.FOOL A DEERS NOSE YA GOT EM play the wind get a small squeeze bottle fill it with corn startch (cheap,in the baking section)use it often you'll be amazzed at how the wind keeps changing.I'll get out of the car squeeze the bottle wind to the north start climbing wind to the west change directions keep moving wind southwest.get to the top updraft and swirling.forget the toys and scents.etc play the wind.take 3 steps stop look move .glacier speed is what you wantpermenant stands,the deer get to know them and steer clear,dont get me wrong they still can pay off .Confusing?yup welcome to the world of deer hunting
Now therefore take, I pray thee, thy weapons, thy quiver and thy bow, and go out to the field, and take me some venison.
Genesis 27:3 "The thinking deer hunter should mature through three phases during his hunting life. First phase, "I need to kill a deer." Second phase, I want to harvest a nice deer. And last phase, we must manage this resource so our children and their children can experience the grand tradition of good deer hunting." - Jim Slinsky