Try and set up so that with his most likely path of approach he won't ever be looking straight at you at any time. For example, if the trail has a bend in it, set up on the INSIDE of the bend, so that as he walks the bend his eyes will be looking towards the outside of the bend. What's more important than having screening cover in front of you is to have it behind you so that you are showing no silouette. Play the SHADOWS for the time of day that you do this also. That's a biggie.
Another thing you could do is if you have a good idea of his approach, set it up so that at some point there's a tree or heavy brush that will block his vision for a bit so that you can draw.
Finally, for the situation that you are describing, I'd never set my bow down for a nano-second. Keep it in your hands, and if you're sitting, between your legs so that you can bring it up with minimal movement . This is one of the reasons why I believe that a stickbow (recurve or longbow) has an advantage over compounds in this kind of ambush. They weight almost nothing, I don't use a bowquiver, and I can shoot mine at partial draw and from almost any angle. Just a little more versitility, as your shots are most likely going to be short as well as the time you have to get the shot off. But that's me. Marc has done OUTSTANDINGLY well with his set up!!!
If there's that much snow cover, you might also want to take an old white sheet and cut numerous strips out of it and tie it into the ghillie. That certainly can't hurt, and in a set up like this at you may well only get one crack at him, so make it count. This kind of a hunt is INTENSE, and your concentration is going to have to be "ON" at all times. This is not an easy hunt, but even if you don't get a shot at him but get him in your ambush it will be a rush like you've never had before!
Good luck, and let us know how it goes! And if you DO kill him, POST PICTURES!!! [:)]
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