Maybe your state forestry or agriculture dept can help you. If you contact them I'll bet they would be willing to help or at least be able to give you some ideas since they are familiar with your soil conditions.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.