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Old 11-12-2011, 10:20 AM
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First things first, as you all know deer have an incredible sense of smell. Like stated in other posts, its one of a deers key survival characteristics. Like most animals in the wilderness they follow there nose whether to guide them to food, other deer, or away from danger. Now think about what you do before you go out for your hunt. Most people do there best to try and get any scent off there clothing by hanging clothing outside for the air to cleanse it, or spray down everything with odor covering products. We try to make ouselves invincible in every way for the deer especially with how we smell. We breathe through our noses even so that our breathe don't linger. A deer smells all sorts of different things in the wild. The scents they are familiar with serve as there basis for travel. If they smell something odd or unfamiliar they generally move in the opposite direction. But during opener weekends the deer smell all sorts of random odors that hunters introduce to the air as they go out for the hunt. The deer do there best to move away from the odors people bring but eventually the animal still walks itself into the crosshairs. Getting to the point of all this, ya don't want to bring a foriegn smell to there enviorment. Deer may not feel threatened by chew smell but its something they are not familiar with. It could possibly decline your chances of seeing a deer, or have no affect at all. It can depend on a lot of other factors as well like wind, the day of which u hunt (like an opening weekend), or where your spitting it. All in all, my opinion is that its probably not the best idea, but I have chewed in the stand and shot plenty of deer throughout my life. I don't know exactly if chew caused any monster bucks to avoid me some years but I have tagged them with a pinch In plenty of times. If you have doubts about chewing during your hunt then you probably shouldn't, but in my experience it has never caused any harm that I am aware of. Chewing with hunting and fishing go's hand in hand for me. When or if the season comes where I don't shoot a deer, I might quit chewing while I'm out there. Until then I'm gonna enjoy my grizzly while doing what I love. Happy hunting brothers and I hope my opinion was helpful.
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Old 11-16-2011, 11:15 AM
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I have been chewing Cope on and off for 10 years have quit once or twice last one lasting me 2 years until my next Military Deployment. It is very hard to quit all good luck with quitting. I have hunted with it and without it. Deer match scent to a specific incident or experience. If they have learned to associate the smell of chew before to danger they will take off. They also may be curious if it is there first time smelling it they may investigate but do so cautiously. Deer are just like us they have to learn and associate the smells to danger predator or Safety.
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:44 PM
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If you dip every time you goto fill your feeder or scout in the preseason just pack your ol'lip full and start spit'n. Deer will get used to your smell after a bit. When i hunt i dip wintergreen most of the time, ive had deer walk under my stand and spit on there heads, spooked them for a min but the smell hasn't bothered them that i can tell, i'm sure it was the plop on the head... I mean come on if you can get a reaction from peeing on a scrape, which does work, whos to say some ol'swamp donkey might wonder in and ask for a pinch... I'm not saying these things work for everybody but, if you dip and plan on dipping while you hunt it might not hurt to try some different things to see what reaction you get..
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:33 PM
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Wrong Tator. Regs don't say a thing about who owns the land. The focus is on the use of a vehicle, not where you are. That includes a boat or an ATV.

As for the dippin...been spittin on em and at em for years. never spooked one yet but I have had em lick it.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:42 PM
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Killed two this year with Beechnut in my mouth.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:38 PM
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I'm hoping that all this talk doesn't sway any youth to take up the habit. To each their own but promoting it doesn't sit well with me. Sorry if I rile any feathers but I'd like to see something else discussed. HM
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:59 PM
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None of us mind BUD LIGHT commercials, but know we cannot partake as we hunt. Grown up decisions are for grown-ups, go figure!!

I had 4 deer walk thru my spit "field" while they were feeding this year and not pay one ounce of attention. Oh, and it was directly underneath my stand.

Spit, DON'T spit, no spit off my back. But kids.... think about things before you choose to do something that can be harmful to your health. Although it's not nearly as harmful as riding in a car for you
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:34 PM
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I have killed 3 deer in my modest hunting career. I wash, spray, etc. and dip in the stand. I have killed all 3 with a dip in and have seen alot of deer while dipping. It seems to me, just an observation not a fact, that alot of the deer I see walking through the woods walk with the wind. In saying that, the dip on the ground MAY make them more cautious, because it is a foreign odor. If they don't see you, hear you, or someone else, they don't seem to mind. I have had does walk through a spit spot on the ground, smell it, get antsy, and then calm down and keep on doing what they were doing. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:23 AM
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Man you guys are going to get me chewing if this keeps up
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:55 PM
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Not saying it's a good thing, but I do have a dip in whenever I am on stand. Have had deer walk under and not know I was there and have had deer walk under and blow up.
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