2. Too broad a question. Every places is different. Where you are hunting take note of other places you have walked up bedded deer or seen sign.
A story that could relate to your situation. I was staying at an old homestead in Oklahoma near public land for most of 6 weeks and planning to hunt the opening of primitive season at the end of my stay. During bow season I scouted often. Even sat in tree stands at different places just to observe. For primitive season I was trophy hunting. I located two separate core areas of two large deer and watched both deer more than once. The better buck was beyond a creek that had to be waded across and farther than most would walk. The second was close to the road and had a bowhunter hunting over it's bedding area every weekend out of a tree stand. Both bedding areas had all kinds of sign indicating a bedding area and huge rubs all over them. Both bucks had one or more easy to follow scrape/rub line trails leaving from the area. It rained the night before my muzzleloader hunt so I was unable to cross a creek to get to my first choice, so I hunted my alternate.
The pattern on this alternate deer was he would be down in his bedding area before sunup. After sunup he walked a trail from bedding area to a ridge along the creek where the oaks were. I watched him from a distance more than once, but I also bumped him from this bedding area one afternoon. I never saw him on evenings so he was either bedded there or somewhere else or away. On two or three different mornings the bowhunter pushed the buck out before sunup due to the noise he made putting his stand up. I had a stand on the trail from the bedding area where it funneled between a small clearing and the top of the ridge over the creek and this buck would trot by before legal shooting time. Opening morning I got in my tree stand earlier than any of the locals would even think about doing and hiked to it from a very long way around to avoid the bedding area. It was raining so I had hoped my bowhunter would stay home.
From my stand in the dark I heard my bowhunter get his truck stuck and working to get it out, so he was running late. At first light I could hear him clanging his stand at the bedding area as before. As expected a few minutes later here came my buck down the trail and excited from being bumped by the bowhunter. The buck stopped under my tree and looked at me as I pulled the plastic off my lock and went down with a round ball in the back of his neck just as he started to bolt. I whooped and hollared after the smoke and steam cleared. A few minutes later I heard my bowhunters stand clang and then his truck drive back through the mud hole in the distance, so he knew I got the buck he was hunting. I never did get to see or meet him to thank him.
"Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you'll go!" ~ Dr. Seuss