Re: Looking for some advice.
I grew up hunting yotes in central and western KY, made a few trips to your side of tn as well. Any farmer with bean or corn fields and some strips of woods around or running through the area should produce. Many of the farmers have their land leased out to deer hunt other than that everyone I'd asked was happy to let me hunt. Many times they'd tell me or show me where they usually see yotes and cats. In most cases as soon as deer season is out the guys leasing the hunting rights would let me call as well, a few even came along to try it out. If you can find an area of public land which is sort of hard to get to and navigate around you should do decent there as well.
I usually use a decoy a feather or piece of rag on a string and attached to a wooden dowel rod worked for me for many yrs. If you've got a rifle already take it, I hunted for yrs with a 243 recently upgraded to a ar in 223, many many a yote fell to these over the yrs. I've got buddies with 22-250 they're great too, I don't advocate using a 204 shot a couple with them but it was a loaner rifle and i wasn't happy with the performance on yotes with 32gr bullets. I'm a big fan of the bang flop factor a 223 with 55gr HP and the 95gr BT from my 243.
Unless you can find an area that's never hunted or has a crop of new pups most every yote has been called to or harassed, make sure you stay as scent free as possible and try to play the wind, if you can get the sun on your back it helps too. I usually set up just inside the woods at the edges and corners of the fields and did pretty good. If you can find a chicken farm to hunt they're usually more than happy to let you, there are many in western ky and the dogs are plentiful and usually dopes on a rope...lol Good luck and happy hunting