1. Respect the wind. There are many excellent scent eliminators out there from sprays to clothing but I rarely even try to beat the nose of a whitetail by selecting a treestand where the wind is wrong.
2. I wear rubber boots wherever and whenever I can, especially in the South. I've watched deer hit my trail and turn out when they hit the scent of a leather boot.
3. Even though a hot scrape, freshly pawed and peed in is tempting to sit over. In the south working the scrape is primarily a nocturnal activity and rarely would I spend much time setting on a scrape unless it was in conjunction with a prominent food source or close to a bedding area.