Keep in mind that when you cut, it is not an instant fix. It will take a couple of years for browse and cover to grow back. This should create a travel corridor for the deer. Figure out were you want your stands according to wind and travel, and cut accordingly. Corn is a great late season food for deer. It is high in fat and carbohydrates. Deer need those for the winter months. Do you research as far as year-round forage for deer. Spring through spring. Just remember that this is a marathon, not a sprint and you will do great.
You know, I am going to respectfully disagree. I have found timber thinning to be darn near an "instant fix". If you leave tops on the ground or hinge cut, you put food in front of the deer faster than planting a food plot. And the brush piles begin to enhance things as soon as the deer get used to them.
Not that I would suggest cutting during the season, but it can work fast. I know I live in fertile area, but I have seen lush regrowth coming up in an area that I have thinned within the first summer.
But please note, I am talking about cutting on a small scale. I like to do little areas and move the work around the property from year to year, so that there is always something in one stage or another.