NEVER Pee Near Your Stand
This one seems perfectly reasonable. Humans definitely have a unique smell and animals with keen noses seem to be able to smell us coming from a mile aways.
Therefore the smell of human urine is sure to alert deer to human presence, and peeing near your stand will spook deer away.
Surprisingly enough, this seemingly logical belief is complete hog wash.
Numerous studies have shown that the smell of urine has no effect on deer. Crazy right?
So next time you’re sitting in the stand for hours in a row, no need to be miserable. Provided you don’t get spotted as you find a place to relieve yourself, it’s not going to ruin your hunt.