A deer's senses are 10 times sharper than yours so keep movement and sound down to a statue..
You need to be at least 14 foot high if using a climber..thier sense of smell is what saves them..
If you have mosquitoes you may need to invest in a Thermocell..I use mine in Florida..
I also use glow in the dark trail tacks..my stand is a mile deep into a swamp..I wear a head lantern and carry an extra in case it goes out.
If you are not totally aware of your area..bring a compass.
I carry an extra truck key hidden under my truck ..I'm 36 miles from my home..
Don't forget your skinning knife and plastic gloves ..
if you are in a tree stand..wear a safety harness..stuff happens..
If you will be carrying a cell phone ..shut it off when hunting.A deer is not that easy to get..They have my total respect as being one of the sharpest animalls alive.
I hunt in a heavily pressured WIldlife Management Area...To see a deer is very special..to harvest one..is outstanding.
Great advice. I hunt from my home and kind of forget that everyone is not that lucky. I liked the extra key thing. You are good.
I have noticed over the years (walking in the woods every day) When I see deer, they do not really see me if I do not move. If I am further away, I can walk straight towards them and they still will not notice. Move arms, or move sideways and it is white flags all over.
Humans are kind of like that too. We see deer moving (a swish of the ear or tail) better than them standing still.
They will stop and stare at something really different in their living room though. That new blind, or a quad etc, or even a head in a blind that has been up for a while. I will put a dummy head in a permanant blind. It works.