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.
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....