Daniel, my experience with FL is extensive (I learned to hunt hog & deer in Bull Creek WMA, but also hunted a couple others), but dated (I left FL in 1994). Every year, during the summer, my buds and I built ladder stands. Every year, just before the season, we'd devote a couple weekends to scouting and putting up stands. All stands were chained or cabled to the tree with master locks. Every year, we lost a few. And we hiked 45 minutes from the truck to get to our closest stand!
Lesson learned, try to hide everything! Although I never saw it first hand, I really think some questionable individuals during that time DID bring bolt cutters into the woods. Had I seen it, there would have been some words said (followed closely by something else!