I tried it for a year or two and gave up. Missed a real nice buck (shot over his back) and lost a doe who turned at the sound of the string being released (my arrow hit her butt). I HATE wounding game that I don't recover and that ebded my bow hunting. I just decided that it wasn't for me.
Maybe I'll try it again someday but not any time soon. Conside rit all the more bow hunting opportunity for you guys. When I gave up bow hunting I started chasing waterfowl instead and man do I ever enjoy that more. There is just something more satisfying about watching birds rain down in front of your shotgun than in watching a deer run away from my clumbsy attempts with a pointy stick and string.
Good luck out there! If you stick with it, you will get one sooner or later whether it is this year or next!
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.