11-01-2007, 08:55 AM
I used to be a smoker (2 packs of full flavored Marlboro a day)...
Originally Posted by Whitetail_ENT
I killed a doe last year chewing it. But, I haven't used it this year and probably won't again. Just like every other gum it loses its flavor very quickly so it makes you wonder how effective it is once the flavor loss has happened. What I've been doing this year is just breathing out my nose. I don't believe your nose carries anywhere near the bacteria of your mouth.
BTW, I don't believe the smell of cigarettes(smoke), smokeless tobacco, or alchohol will really effect deer. I believe its the movement of smoking and the movement of spitting that would catch the deer's eyes before the smell would startle them.
Everyone gives more credit than a deer deserves for their intelligence!
Quit smoking (cold turkey) 6 years ago,, THANK GOD I quit... I won't preach about it BUT smoking is bad bad bad news....
As a smoker I used to see deer BUT as a NON SMOKER,, I EASILY see 10 times as many deer as I used to see....
Hunting Tip: it's Smokeless tobacco it's NOT odorless !!!
Flavored chew (wintergreen especially) that's some strong smell...
you don't think Deer can smell Alcohol? lets say someone downs a 5th of Vodka or a case of Budweiser and drives up to a State Cop and asks him for Directions... Think that Cops little nose will detect a little alcohol smell? If a cop can smell it don't ya think a Deer might have the edge on smelling abilities?
You question A Deer's Intelligence? YET you're the one that's using smoke to try to cover your smell, you're the one worried about your movements and you're the one breathing out your nose so they can't catch wind of your foul breath you're dressing in special clothing, hiding in tree stands, you always walk slowly and quietly..... and you Question A DEER'S Intelligence??? a DEERS? yeah,,,, how smart can they be?
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