We have 2 archery seasons, Aug 28-sept 29 then we have a late season for deer in certain areas Nov21- dec 13. and theres a late season elk(cow) hunt in dec in certain areas. so I have a few chances to get some critters this year.
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.