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.
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.