Good post from delbert. If I hunt around my house the dogs would have to be put up. If they spot a deer that start running them.
Find what looks like a used spot in the woods to look for a spot for your deer cane. We look for old stumps to pour out our stuff on.
Here is an article on some random deer attractants. It may show you a few ideas. http://www.deerhuntersclub.com/tips/deer-attractants/
When your talking about a plot are you referring to actual planting of some type. Corn, turnips, clover, etc.? Or are you talking about just pouring out a pile of corn and apples in one spot?