I started in one when I was big enough to hold a rifle up to my shoulder. But then my dad was a rifle instructor in the army during WWII and only expected the best and would not settle for anything else. I remember one time in high school when we went rabbit hunting and I brought home a couple of cottontails that I had body shot with a .22. His only comment was that there was a lot of wasted meat on them thar rabbits. He expected head shots with the rifle but was lienent when I was using the shotgun but he expedted for me to pick out all of the pellets while cleaning them and before cookint them. He did teach me a lot of things about long range shooting and I never could shoot as well as he could but I keep trying.
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.