I have just the solution for those high numbers. The bears are everywhere here and are coming out to the houses. I think they are attracted to the green bins. (table scraps) It is a problem that has to be looked at. Even us bear-hunters are not going to reap the benefits because the bears are near residential areas.
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.