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Posted: 06 October 2014 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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I would agree that the worst part of it is the noise it creates and the movement of u standing up and sitting down. i usually try to aim for a close try as that is not near as noisy usually. I saw an article that says since humans eat meat our urine smells like a predators urine and will spook deer…that remains to be proven correctly in my experiences. Ofen times i think we over think the whole process…people have been killing deer for hundreds of years without any of todays modern products, though im sure todays success rate is much higher.

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Posted: 07 October 2014 03:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I try not too, but the older I get sometimes I have to go. But do you really think when a deer comes up to a spot where something has peed they know what type of critter did it. Do you think when you do go, even after leaving your stand that if a deer smells it they are going to know that it came from that 2 legged creature that carries something that tries to kill them. Also, I smoke but don’t sit in the stand and puff smoke after smoke. And I have had a lot of deer come up on me while having one. No monster bucks but I would say bucks in the 130-140 class, be feeding below me while I was having a smoke. Had does and little ones come out to feed and bed down within shooting range while holding a smoke and having a puff or two. Do you think they know the difference between somebody burning leaves a 1/2 mile away and the smell of tobacco. Bet it don’t bother them as much as that chew your spitting out!

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Posted: 07 October 2014 03:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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bw—-wear rubber boots, rubber holds less scent than anything and spray them down before going in and leaving.

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Posted: 07 October 2014 03:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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I wore rubber boots for the first 12-15yrs of my deer hunting experience.  I switched to lace ups several years ago because of the comfort and breathability.  I rarely had a deer get across my trail without smelling me and getting nervous.  I have some sort of super nose and can smell many things that others can’t.  I could always smell the chemicals in the rubber so I knew the deer could.

I wore the same pair of lace up boots for about 7 or 8 years.  I keep them outside during hunting season, and I can honestly say that after all this time, the deer finally have quit smelling where I walked.  At least the ones I witnessed crossing my path.  The problem is, I’ve worn out the boots, and had to break down and buy a new pair this year.  I haven’t had them out of the box yet, so I expect to see bad results again this year.

And about the chew….I don’t do it.  But a friend of mine does.  The buck he killed last year came in directly behind him and walked to the base of his tree offering no shot.  He smelled and then ate the wad of used up tobacco he had spit out on the ground.  Then walked out in front of him, and got an arrow.

I think everything often depends on the mood of the deer.  And that changes from day to day.

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Posted: 07 October 2014 04:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Good example of what works for each person, I just started wearing the rubber boots within the past 5 years and wore regular boots the 30 years before. Going to tell a little story on my buck I shot last year. took the week off of work the week of the 1st shotgun season. That Monday night windy and kind of cold, hadn’t seen a deer all afternoon, knew I had all week to hunt so just a little before prime time in the evening I had a smoke, well then I had to pee. Was probably 5 minutes from getting out of the stand and saw a doe coming from behind me, she was to far away to shoot but she stopped about 50 yards and turned and looked behind her I thought oh-oh here we go. And when I turned and looked behind her and here he came I had to hurry up and turn around in my stand grab my bow and get ready and draw. In the last ten to twenty minutes I did about everything you shouldn’t do while bow hunting and I knew I had. If you want to see the end of the story, go to the buck pictures at the bottom, go all the way the right, My first name is Bill and I am from Sangamon County.

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Posted: 08 October 2014 11:47 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I have my own urine for sale in Dasani water bottles for $20 if anyone is interested send me a pm.  The Sunday morning lager is $25 due to its beautiful golden color and all the Natty’s I had to use to make it. 
Coming soon!  Porta-potty blue!  It’s a blend type of gel only to be used during peak rut activity.

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Posted: 08 October 2014 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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If I run out…..you will be the first one I call Andy.

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Posted: 08 October 2014 12:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]
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I will use my own, I like Beam so I have that charred oak barrel smell. Dasani might sue for infringement also! So make sure you tear the label off first.

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Posted: 08 October 2014 02:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]
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The local deer herd (and neighboring hunters) can be happy asparagus is typically out of season when hunting begins…imagine that funk cloud wafting through the timber…

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Posted: 09 October 2014 07:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]
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NO DOUBT BOZZER!!!!!

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Posted: 12 October 2014 03:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 26 ]
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hell of a buck Bill!!!!!!

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Posted: 23 October 2014 01:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 27 ]
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I didn’t start deer hunting until my early twenties, my Dad participated in Illinois first deer hunt, at first I was lucky to see a deer but Dad would usually bag one. Whoever shot first came to the others aid, “so Dad what happened?”
“well,  I just poured a cup of coffee and lit a cigarette when…” This happened many times, here I am up at 3AM so I can shower in special no scent soap and shampoo and deodorant, wearing one set of scent free “truck” clothes to hunting spot to change into activated carbon scentlock suit to sit in scent away sprayed down stand while the old man wakes up from his nap, pours a steaming cup of coffee from thermos, fires up a Marlboro light and shoots a 12 pointer the next minute.

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