Go to Google Earth and download topo and arial photos of the area. Look for tracks crossing roads and follow them to thicker woods. This is likely a bedding area. Set up on the edge of thickets. Look for trails that intersect trails, funnels where deer are channeled thru a certain path[good for bowhunting] If you see rubs look for more. A rub line to a thicket is the ticket. Tie a thread on your barrel for wind checking about 12 - 14 inches long. Keep the wind in your face [meaning your downwind of where you think deer will appear] If your facing North and your string is pointing to your left, [west] then thats a crosswind and is ok unless you think a deer wiil come from the west. Dont overwalk the area, get in early and sit tight to at least 10. Use limblight[glow in the dark bread ties] to get in and out in the dark. Brush in your blind by pruning branches nearby and allowing them to stick up all around, breaking up the blinds outline. This is not nesessary for turkey hunting. Always have your hands covered with warm or net camo gloves, and a camo mask from nose down so all thats visible is your eyes. Sure you can kill deer without them but especially in your ladder, its not uncommon for deer to appear without a sound, staring right at you. The less you look like a person then a tree the better. Move very slowly like the wisp of smoke billowing thru the trees. Avoid metalic non natural sounds and avoid over calling. Once or twice in 30 minutes is plenty. Put your phone on silent! and know that if persistant, you will see and maybe kill a deer. Best movement is first 4 hours in the morning and last 2 hours in the evening. Showering and wearing clean clothes[I wash mine in a quater cup of baking soda] before the hunt does help but is no guarantee if they are downwind of you. Stay upwind for success. Some areas doesnt matter since deer can appear from any direction and I have a spot that fits that scenario. If its real windy your chances are greatly reduced since the deers spatter vision is going crazy with all the movements of limbs etc. If you get out and walk, with wind right, take only a couple steps and stop, look and listen. Feel for sticks underfoot before applying much weight. Dont be in a hurry and slip around barely making headway. You want to see them before they see you so you must move slow. This is stillhunting! using shadows and natural cover as you wisp along. Have a map and compass and a GPS if you can so you dont get turned around in the woods. Orange survey tape is good during the day but useless at night. Limb lights, bright eyes[glowing thumbtacks]etc are cheap and usefull. I put mine a little over my eye level so deer wont get a scent off em. These are my opinions that work for me and i dont know a better hunter than myself. Enjoy the solitude and good luck!