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.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
There are a couple ways...