Option 1: Legally- Well... we call 911 and wait... so we basically stick our thumb up our @$$ and wait to be robbed, murdered, etc..
Option 2: Realistically- If I am with my family and their lives were threatened, I would use any and all means to stop that threat. I have legally stored firearms (all types) within close proximity to all areas of my home. Bottom line is that the criminal is in for one hell of a day. After the smoke clears, I will be charged and will face trial to try and convince a bias judge that I had to do it. I will probably go to jail but knowing I saved my family, it will be worth it.
I live in Qc and I have a camp with my father and we has already been stolen and we a contacted de policy(911) for imformartion about : What I can do if '' je me fais voler'' steal.He said you can just keep him until the police without hurting him. If him shine a weapon you can pounce on him for YOUR SELF DEFENSE. But no kill him. i hope i help you Sorry for my english I'm a beginner.
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.