As hunters we do all kinds of things to keep our scent covered.
Remember when climbing into or out of your tree stand to make sure and keep your gloves on at all times. This will help you to avoid leaving scent from your hands on the tree or steps. We obviously touch everything with our bare hands and so this is important to remember.
There are no telling how many scents we leave on a tree step when we don't wear our gloves. I also like to spray my gloves and clothing with a scent eliminating spray before entering the woods.
-- John Padgett