Well it's finally good to see some more Bama boys on the site. I live just a few miles away in Oxford, over in calhoun county and I hunt in Cleburne and Talladega counties. What part of Cleburne do you come from? As for tips GET IN THE WOODS THE DEER ARE IN RUT. Now is the time to hunt, as far as where- I recommend skyline drive going up cheaha just don't wander into the park. You can do pretty good if you get way off the road anywhere in the talladega national forest.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.