We almost got a turkey re-introduction but the "huggers" put an end to it. They felt that it was not in the best interest of the turkeys to be intro. just to be a game animal. I feel they missed the bigger picture of introducing the species. All the scientific research suggested it was a good thing for the local ecosystem.
That is just plain idiocy on thier half id say they missed the big picture for sure id be fighting that one to the end why do they always gotta FU*& up stuff they shouldnt even be a part of? pardon the french.
The non-hunting community up here is still more organized and vocal than the hunting community. I've tried to organize letter writing campaigns, local protests, etc. but the hunters seem to be quite content to have these things lost. Every year it is costing a bit more to hunt and you need a few more cards to do it but nobody seems to mind. It is just a way to make the process more difficult for new hunters to start up the sport.
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.