Good answers all the way around. Welcome to the forum, I see you are in good hands already.
Part of that safety course will include the rule book for your area, and learning what is allowed, and what is not. You will also learn there are products made that would get you fined, or jailed if you used them. Case in point: they make razorheads with a laser build into the head to assist in aiming. The are not legal here (Ohio) for the same reason it is illegal to add a light or projecting beam to any type of bow here.(low light poaching of deer, before or after legal hunting times).
Your area may allow or ban "baiting" while allowing food plots.
If your laws are anything like mine, you will need written permission to pursue a wounded or dead deer onto someone else's property. (even if it is just a few feet). Get to know the neighbors ahead of time, and get that written permission slip in your wallet now, so you do not run into a problem later. You hunt a small property so this WILL come into play. Even a heart shot deer, can run a hundred yards, jump a fence, charge down hill into a pond. (Mine have.)
Be clean and as scent free as you can be, but do not waste your money on things like "scent-lok" (their claims are.... exaggerated at best). And always hunt the wind. Do not let the wind waft your scent into the area you are set up to hunt. It is said that a deer has a nose 7 times better than a bloodhound, He can tell what you had for breakfast....last month.
He can not see as clearly in daylight as you do, and can not see "reds". His eyes are not structured that way, but he can see more into the ultraviolet than you can, so even Camo shows up better for him. So wash your clothes in soaps that do not include "Brighteners" or "ultraviolet enhancers". these keep colors bright and crisp, which is the last thing you want camo to do.
No matter how well camoed, or scent free you are, movement will give you away faster than anything else. Be quiet in sound and movement.
And Deebz is right about gear, there are hundreds of things you could buy, and many suckers will. Some people feel they need the very newest and best bows, and gear, to be successful. Not true. Even a bent stick and a bootlace will do the job, if needs must, So I would suggest you spend much less, by going used, second hand, and hand-me-down. I've carried my Grandfather's guns, and the same bow for more than 30years, and my deer are just as dead.
save your money for where it matters.
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The only real difference between a good tracker and a bad tracker is observation. All the same data is present for both. The rest is understanding what you are seeing.