I walk into my stand as quiet as possible, Ill try to take a few steps, pause and look around. I try to act like a deer when coming in. Ive been shocked at how many times, a deer has come in after just getting settled in. While in the dark..Ill use a light but only to a certain point. I then shut it off, as I know how to get to my stand (about 60 yards away.) I will also take and cut of a branch or two of a pine tree and stuff it in my coat..helping kill the scent, eat on some needels and rub my body on the tree as well. I like to spray my self often with scent killer while walking..Im kinda a big freak when It comes to scent control.
"If I pull the hammer and shoot this young buck, he's dead. But if I pass on him, the next hunter might not shoot so straight."