How about a cut like the all the other state agencies. They have to realize that every time they raise prices a certain percentage of hunters will stop buying liscences. Die hards like me will pay whatever we have to,but many people who just want to get a little meat will start buying beef if it gets cheaper. The fish and game is going to have to trim its costs like everyone else in a recession.
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.