Hello everyone! Just found this forum and looks to be a lot of good info on here. I'm located in north central MT. How's everyone's seasons going so far? I'm chomping at the bit for rifle season to open here in a couple weeks!
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.