It'll get worse before it gets better. I will say that the Linx is a nice animal to have around in certain places and I'm not against protecting them. I just think there's a way to do this without taking the human element out of the picture. The bunny huggers use this as a tool to shut down public use of lands.
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.