Congrats pap to both you and your Dad on the nice deer you have taken this year! Where you from that you had snow on the ground during the hunt? Still looking forward to our first hard snow that will stick to hunt in 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.