Went hunting for the day and a bear was at the bait site when I got there. He ran about 50 yards and began the grunt and woof routine. I got into the stand anyway. About 10 minutes later a small bear came in and ate some beaver and then decided to come for a visit up the ladder. I scared him off several times but he was very curious. He wouldn't go away so I cut the hunt short for the night and will try again in a few days. ,)
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.