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.
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.