11-02-2008, 08:32 PM
B&C 100 Class
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Join Date: Oct 2008
I agree with no smoking and as little scent as possible, including washing your clothes using baking soda or a detergent made for hunting, with no scent or brightner. I also like to shower before I hunt if possible. But some deer do not appear to mind smoking or other human smells. Maybe they are young deer which are curious, or conditioned to the smell by humans being around and not alarming them. If given a choice I would avoid it. But deer are sometimes confused by more than one hunter and avoiding one hunter may cause a deer to slip your way. It's happened to me. I'd not rock the boat. Keep your eyes peeled and be thankful for a place to hunt and helpers if you do get one. BTW I've hunted with my nephew for a few years, he smokes and get lot's of deer including big bucks. So do my son and I when I hunt on his family land. Being in a good spot
and being skilled and ready are more important to me.