If possible, put the blind in place(at least a few days) before you want to hunt it. Deer are very aware of their surroundings, they seem to be nervous about, "new things" in their world. Like Mag said, try to set up so you have back cover, use some native vegitation to help hide it. Cleaning the leaves and other debris from inside, will help you be quiter when you move around. I've gone as far as to place a piece of scrap carpet in it to keep my gear off the dirt, if you do this, spray the hell out of it with scent killer (or whatever scent elimination spray you use). If your bowhunting from it, pratice shooting out of it before you take it to the woods. That way, you can try to fix any issues you may have. If your gun hunting with it, you would be wise to place some type hunter orange material on the outside thats visible from all sides, even if it's orange camo. Good luck and hunt safe!