One of the ways I try to hold off the after season blues is by doing some winter scouting and also trimming some limbs I might have noticed in the way while on stand during the season. Seeing semi-fresh scrapes is very easy just after season's end and I figure any deer I spook while scouting now, will surely forget the intrusion soon enough.
And, who knows, maybe I'll get to see a nice buck that I never saw all season long! Anyway, that's the way I like to plan some initial scouting, making note of all the rubs scrapes and such, right after the season ends. The deer may even be relaxed by a week or so after the season. What's your technique(s)??