He doesn't want to do it anymore! He's been in the Carp Angler's Group for years now and is dedicated to catch and release, (especially for the big ones), as am I. What he's after this year is going with me when I go deer hunting so he can get an idea of what that's like. We've been catching carp to 30 pounds and hoping to better that every year. I saw this post a few months ago and was thinking of teasing him about it... they'd kick him out of the Explorer's Club!
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.