What are the temps like during deer season where you live? I usually just cut it up the same day and freeze it. If the temp is 40 degrees or less (all day and night) I might skin it and let it hang a day or two....I have found that getting it done ASAP is safer than putting it off and then not having the time to do it later.....then it ends up at the butchers.
I generally don't worry about `aging' my meat ... though perhaps for a leather-tough old animal it might be useful. In my opinion aging just gives opportunity for unfriendly bacteria, etc. to grow. I would be CAUTIOUS about putting meat in a plastic bag in the fridge or cooler - keep things breathable until you freeze it. Some strange anaerobic things might occur, otherwise.
There are times when the deer are simply not moving and you're forced to make something happen. Maybe you're up against a full moon or hot weather. This is when a silent drive to force deer to move should be considered.
By silent drive, you're not yelling and making a commotion to scare the deer. When deer are panicked, they're liable to bust out of the cover on a dead run, and any shot you get will be tough to make.
A silent drive is different. It means playing the wind to carry the driver's...