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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-23-2009, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to know if deer can tell the difference in human urine versus other animals?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 06:18 AM
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I would hate to have a monster buck in front of me ..give me that answer..
I pee in a bottle..
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post #3 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 07:21 AM
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Great answer Delbert!!
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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 07:33 AM
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I understand that you can keep Coyotes off a carcass for 24 hours by urinating in a circle around the animal. I would use that as an example of the ability to discern animal from human.
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I sure can tell the difference between my pee and deer pee. A deer can too!!
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post #6 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 09:24 AM
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I would guess that they can tell the difference. Whether they know that the pee was made by a human is another question. I doubt that they do. Still, I don't take chances by peeing where I am hunting (at least not in the immediate area).
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I would guess that they can tell the difference. Whether they know that the pee was made by a human is another question. I doubt that they do. Still, I don't take chances by peeing where I am hunting (at least not in the immediate area).

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-24-2009, 09:25 PM
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Actually research has show that the human odor is not in our urine. I also recently read an article and the author urinates in all the scrapes he sees in his hunting area. He swears when he does this buck constantly come back to " restake their territory" It like a dog peeing on every fire hydrant he comes to. Remember bacteria causes our odor and i would guess urine is to acidic to promote growth of this bacteria. Any more feed back would be interesting

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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 01:34 PM
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I found this from game & fish mag

Myth No. 8: Urinating near your stand will scare bucks away.

Debunked! 15 Deer Myths


Well, a buck might run if it sees any movement associated with your answering the call of nature, but the scent of urine itself isn’t going to have an effect. It’s a natural chemical signal out there in the animal world, and deer are no more alarmed by human urine than by that of does or raccoons. Several studies have involved placing human urine in scrapes, with observers noting that bucks didn’t spook when they returned to the site.


Certainly a human’s urine has a slightly different chemical makeup than a deer’s, but evidently it doesn’t contain any of the alarm signals that smells such as human perspiration or skin body odor contain.
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-25-2009, 02:02 PM
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I have seen deer spook from fox and dog urine so personally I don't take chances. There is a scent left so even if it just causes the deer to try to identify the animal I do not want the deer looking around for the maker. Depending on I would think on the freshness the deer naturally would look around for the source. As a hunters we /I believe that the last thing any of us want is getting a mature buck or does curiosity up. A deer's nose is its number 1# defense and if you think even for a moment you can fool it the only fool in the woods will be you. Why take the chance?
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