I usually have all of my stands up way before the season starts. But, there have been a few times due to stand location during the season I have moved a stand and hunted it the same day. Took a deer out of it that day. Usually I would give it at least a few days though and try and do it either just before a rain or in the rain. This will eliminate your scent rather quickly.
If I don't hunt the stand the day I hang it, then I like to wait at least a week. But like the previous post, most of my stands are already hung for this year. Better to allow time for the deer in the area to get back to their routine if I spooked them.
When hunting whitetails there are many different languages being spoken afield that I key on when outdoors. All these little creatures living around whitetails have something to tell us if we are willing to listen.
My favorite tattletales of the outdoors are a handful of little birds that live in my state of Ohio. Maybe yours too. A tip for the upcoming season.
There are Blue Jays, Cardinals, Chickadees, Killdeer, and Sparrows that all have language...