Congrats to you both!! I have been home from the AFG for about a month now and am heading on my first elk hunt in the CO 2nd season. I think the woods is a great place for us to be and get some peace and perspective upon our return. I love being in the mountains where folks aren't trying to blow me up :) Best of luck for the rest of the season!! SFC B
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.