seems like this time of year deer are somewhat curious, but i think in the back of their minds they know that the "predators" are coming. I try to use only natural scents, doe pee, buck pee this time of year. now when the rut starts, i'll use an estrous scent. I have, however, seen many people be successful w/the drippers. Good luck to you!
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