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Old 10-27-2007, 09:51 PM
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i took a frend hunting with me last weekend later found he walked across the whole lease pulling a drag with doe n heat &dom buck lure he also said he spiked a few spots with doe estrus we are still a good three weeks from the rut what effect will this have on the erea i did not see as manny deer today as usualy this is the only spot i have to hunt what can i do to fix this
someone please help
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Old 10-27-2007, 11:46 PM
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I do that all the time year after year well before the rut thinking that I'll trigger a good response from "the first doe in heat being hounded by a buck". I don't think that you need to fix anything and you should be alright as long as the area you're hunting holds deer because all does will need breeding and most likely have bucks in persuit as soon as your area rut begins. Also, your friend may have left human scent along his drag trails which could've put the deer on high alert and hindered movement. Or the bucks aren't too aggressive just yet to come in to a dominant buck intruder and may not even be that interested in the scent of a hot doe just yet. I pass this on to you only as my personal experience with that type of situation so I won't say that these are all facts about the deer and the rutting behavior. Hope that this helped you out a little. GOOD LUCK.
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Old 10-28-2007, 07:58 AM
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Hi Friend,

I would have to agree with timberghosts assessment on this one. Doe and buck urine is a common scent to all deer. Besides I'm sure does' don't all come into heat at the same time, so the smell of estrus shouldn't bother anything. The rut is on its way and the deer know it I'm sure.

2 people in the woods make twice as much noise as one, so if I had to guess why you saw less animal activity, that would be it.

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Old 10-28-2007, 08:47 AM
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Yeppers, I agree with Timberghost and AJHunter.. Any scents you left behind are almost all gone after 12 - 18 hours and probably totally gone after 18 - 24 hours..
My advice is to Stay as still as possible, keep quiet and stay focused on the hunt.. If there are any Deer in the area (which you know there are) you'll eventually see them..... patience and persistance is what pays off....

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Old 10-28-2007, 08:58 AM
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all well said above me. i agree with them also. dont worry about it.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:39 AM
dennisrhubbard dennisrhubbard is offline
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Default thanks guys

I am new to this site and comp's as well,please forgive my erras
I scolded my buddy but we still hunt together I took it for granted he knew better.Not saying Iknow it all! this his second year to hunt and everyone learns from mistakes God knows I have made a bunch! I only have 2 more weekends to hunt then I have to change job locations,so I am a little ansie.Glad I found this site GOOD LUCK & GOOD HUNTIN
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