Welcome to the forum Kelly!
This is IMHO one of the better forums on the subject. Friendly and helpful folks and I havent seen one kid ask what rambo used to bring down a bull buff with his AK in rambo 25.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...