Well as has already been stated, there are no steadfast rules. They manage to suprise even the most seasoned hunter. But there are a few basic "truths" that you can use to base your strategy on.
Deer like to bed in thick cover that offers multiple escape routes. They also like to bed in areas where they can detect danger at a distance. CRP grass, cedar goves, and brush piles are good examples.
Deer like variety in their diet. White oak acorns are possibly their favorite food, but ag. crops are always good too. In heavy forest, deer often feed the regrowth of clearcuts.
As a general "rule" deer will visit these feeding areas during low light. Sunrise and sunset. In the morning, you can expect them to move from feed to bed and in the evening you can expect them to move from bed to feed. As the rut kicks in (early-mid November) you can expect more daytime movement and more erratic patterns.
I suggest locating several ambush points between bed and feed. If there is water and escape cover nearby, all the better. From the above info, you should be able to "predict" movement. Choose a spot that will allow the deer to approach from the upwind side.
Sit as still and as long as you can. Become an expert withj your chosen wepon and always wait for high-percentage killing shots.
So that's my deer hunting 101. Good luck!
.....nobody ever took a deer while at home watching TV.
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