Here's the situation. I've got a tree stand in a huge cedar tree at the base of a small ridge point. The point runs North/South, with the base and tree at the north end. It overlooks a small clearing to the SW and west, with a trail clear cut running down its length to the south. Brush on both east and west sides of the point to the bottoms below. The clearing acts as a sort of staging area for both does and bucks before they enter the larger field to the north at dusk and dark. The last two years, I've had mature bucks show up the first week of October, and start using this area. Another one has started to show somewhat frequently again this October. When the bucks come in during daylight, it is almost certainly up the hill from the south, and with a northerly wind in their face. Yesterday I hung a scrape dripper from a wild pear tree 15 yards from my stand tree in hopes of luring them out in daylight. Question is, do I put a 1 man blind at the base of the cedar tree, and hunt it with a northerly wind, HOPING the blind will contain my scent well enough to fool the buck, or only hunt it with a southerly wind in my favor, hoping the rut will lure them out eventually? I'm honestly torn which way to play it, so asking every ones opinion.