For years I have used a scent drag/Pads on the boots. The question I have am I doing it right. About 1/2 way to the stand I place scent on my scent drag/boot pads and walk directly to my stand hand them on a tree within my shooting lane and climb into the stand. But I was reading the other day that I should walk a large circle around my stand hoping a buck cuts my path and trails me to the stand. But I am afraid that if do this it would contaiment the area with human scent and sound. Now I am a fantic about smell I do not dress in hunting cloths until I have reached my parking area. I shower in the morning with scent free soap and but on scent free deodroant etc.etc. For another note I arrive my stand about 30-45 Minutes before daylight.