I have my spots all picked out. The one thing I still need to do is get permission from one more landowner to use the side of his field to get to and from my stand. Got one spot where it looks like signs of a false rut have taken place: sudden appearance of many scrapes and rubs, followed by a total disappearance of such activity. The seed ticks are out in force right now, which is putting a damper on my scouting.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.