This Ram was just off the 84 in the John Day, OR area when I drove through on sat morning. Not a great pic but seemed worth posting, dbl click the photo to enlarge it.......
Wish I had seen him in unit 19 last season.
I was watching those sheep regularly in earlier years - but this year on my travels I have been driving the WA side. A year or so ago there was a beautiful ram - but though injured - by car or whatever.
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.