Welcome back buddy! I saw your post on the firearms forum and posted to you. Then, of course. I screwed it up and somehow got it posted three times. Are you still down near Bend or back in Washington? Good to see your name again!
I'm still working on the coyote's. Went out to a local rancher's place couple weeks ago and saw a pitch black coyote! Pigs took some what of a beating last week. The guy's that own Black Rock flew over the Wells Ranch and hazed them into Black Rock. Killed 11 of them. At least thats the story I got. About time to go back into the Borthwick ranch again. Found a lot of sign there but haven't found the pigs. maybe I need a plane!
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.