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post #41 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 04:16 PM
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I'm saying it's a really bad habit/thing, period. Guy at work chews 4 cans in a 12 hr shift. All he does is cough, gag, spit, has high blood pressure and bad teeth, grosses us all out. Cost has to be really high. I hope he enjoys dipping.
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post #42 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 08:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Hunting Man View Post
Man you guys are going to get me chewing if this keeps up
Haven't said a word since my last post. My mouth was full!
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post #43 of 56 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 03:45 PM
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I actually experimented with this. I took a whole can of grizzly mint, poured it in a circle around a popular saltlick...and the deer never seemed to notice it. In my opinion it doesn't bother them.
post #44 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 07:56 PM
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don't think it matters last year i chewed 7-10 cans a week and shot my biggest buck to date quit chewin this year tobacco free for 6months now shot 2 doe in nc off the dogs and one in pa
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post #45 of 56 (permalink) Old 01-22-2012, 11:04 PM
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another subject please this one has me throwing up.
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post #46 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 06:02 AM
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Why not try this one


if you are concerned about drippings, why not try snuff (also known as dry snuff) instead? If you go for an unscented variant, the flavor should be so subtle that the deer should be less likely to smell it, because it basically stays up your nose.
I think if you are a smoker or otherwise used to tobacco, the effects of using no tobacco will be probably more negative, because you will be experiencing some kind of withdrawal syndrome.
What you could also try is to use "Snus" a kind of chewing tobacco from Northern Europe, which is a variant of chewing or dipping tobacco, which leads to less saliva production.

I hope this helps.

P.S.: Somebody is drinking beer while hunting? Now, that sounds more weird to me than dipping... ;)
post #47 of 56 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 08:02 PM
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I chew on the stand and feel it has no effect on my hunting. Our breath is a major source of odor. I laugh at ppl who buy a full set of sent lock clothing then do nothing about the smells from their mouth. If you are up wind of the deer; they will smell you. If you are down wind; you will smell them first.

Here are my keys. I do not spit so when I am done with my pinch of snuff I simply place it in my piss bottle and screw the cap back on. I set all my stands facing north and at least 100 yards from the food plot. All my stands are much higher than the field I am looking over. I never access a stand by walking across or near a field.
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post #48 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 06:31 PM
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honestly, i dip every time i hunt, I'm no pro but I've shot some decent size whitetail bucks where i hunt (south carolina) and i don't think I've ever been winded because of it, then again it all depends. when i hunt in a box stand i usually just spit on the floor but when I'm in a tripod or a leaner i typically spit on the ground but sometimes i bring a spit can just incase. it also has to do with the flavor of dip you use, i dip skoal mint or grizzly wintergreen. if you use something like skoal peach or apple they may pick that up but it also has to do with the wind direction, if the wind is in your face you will usually be fine. hope this helps
post #49 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 07:56 AM
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Dipping/chewing on the hunt

In my years of hunting I enjoy putting in a pinch of tobacco. Every time I dip in the stand I think of the effects it may or may not have on the deer. Spitting in a bottle for instance or on the ground. One evening I can remember sitting in my stand and I had no bottle to spit in, so I spat on the ground. I was set up about 15 yards from a solid trail and before I knew it here came a doe out of the nearby thicket. As the doe walked the trail closer to me it kind of wearied of the trail and began walking toward my tree. I was amazed to see the doe smelling my spit and just wondering what it could be. It then got back on the trail and continued walking.
post #50 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-21-2013, 06:32 AM
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that Doe was basically saying "HEY Hunter", "your spit is so stinky, I can smell it all the way over there on my trail" !!!
it's natural for animals to check out the scented contaminants in their woods, don't think for one minute chewing stinky tobacco should be an acceptable practice during your hunts.

A Deer's nose is FAR too advanced to challenge. Good Luck

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