I am very excited for the approaching hunting seasons, almost to the point of distraction. Just trying to get a little last-minute scouting done for my archery deer season, as well as some fine tuning with my bow. Also, need to make sure my rifles are shooting well for my rifle antelope and rifle elk seasons after my deer season. Now that it is all so close, I should stay fairly busy until mid-October.
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.