It will be me and my dog only. Going to wait and go at Christmas.What Randy said. Try to schedule around the shogun deer seasons...things get "sporty" during these times. I switched from shotgun to archery and now late muzzleloader for deer.
For private ground, if you don't have a local contact, it might be a challenge on private property. Don't look like a bunch of "city kids" or like "professional" hunters with large groups and a herd of dogs when seeking permissions. Good luck.