I hunted in northern Michigan with a pump action Remington rifle in 35 caliber that worked well for me. My hunting buddies all had 30-30 carbines. Longest shot for me was approx 75 yards in heavy timber and swampy country.
Plan to bring plenty of warm clothing and a compass. It's easy to get turned around in unfamilar country.
Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.