Watch the Wind
During the rut, you never really know from which direction a buck might come. So sometimes you cheat and hunt a stand on a couple of different winds, and that works out okay. But now there is only one good wind and no margin for error. In the evenings, deer move straight from their beds to a cornfield or other food source. Your scent can't blow back toward bedding cover and it can't swirl out into a field where does come out. Set up downwind of a trail or funnel so your scent will blow back into a dead zone in the timber where no deer are likely to walk. If just one doe winds you and starts blowing, you won't see a buck that evening.