I teach hunters ed. and we really try to let the kids know that there are hunters like that around but we are the real hunters. It's sad that some hunters have to be that way but as long as we act right that's all that matters. We just need to keep a level head on our shoulders and remember the HUNTERS ETHICS.
Makes you wonder if some formalized rules should be established for hunters on public land. In the old days, people had respect for one another, but today respect is less common. We are already over regulated, but things like these could escalate and maybe just some published guidelines provided to hunters regarding first come rights, distance from other hunters, etc. might help alleviate potential disputes. It is a shame that hunters don't have respect for one another - we have enough problems without being the problem ourselves.
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.