Okie that makes sense. I need to get some more culture in me and visit the south and east coast one of these days and venture out of the west to quickly return and understand why I have not ventured far from it lol
Most hunters here in the south are in a hunting club. Here in Georgia most clubs are pretty expensive for the average hunter at anywhere from 400 to 2500 a year depending on the amenitys and the quality of deer on the lease that makes up the club. The other option here is public land. With a three and a hafe long gun season and a twelve deer limit the clubs are worth every penny.
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.