I agree with Vermonster. You also need to check with the Rhode Island game and fish and see what it required for you to hunt. At the very least you might need to purchase a license of some kind and you may also be required to have a hunters safety course under your belt.
It isn't like the old days when you could just buy a rifle and a license and head out hunting.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...