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#2897749 - 08/06/12 10:33 AM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: hunterncoach]
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 Originally Posted By: hunterncoach
Old Timmers used to tell me to hang old clothes that you have worn out all summer around your stand to let them get used to the smell & no adverse reactions. Then you may be able to get by with them smelling you the first week or two of season. Of course that won't last all year, but if it helps you score early then its worth it! I have never tried this, but makes sense that it would work


That reminds me of the story someone told of putting a manequin in your stand dressed to hunt so the deer would assume it was still there on opening day, when in fact it was the hunter!
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#2897785 - 08/06/12 11:10 AM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: MUP]
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
 Originally Posted By: hunterncoach
Old Timmers used to tell me to hang old clothes that you have worn out all summer around your stand to let them get used to the smell & no adverse reactions. Then you may be able to get by with them smelling you the first week or two of season. Of course that won't last all year, but if it helps you score early then its worth it! I have never tried this, but makes sense that it would work


That reminds me of the story someone told of putting a manequin in your stand dressed to hunt so the deer would assume it was still there on opening day, when in fact it was the hunter!


Even better. You should just build a treehouse and live in it year around \:o
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#2897849 - 08/06/12 12:14 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: Poser]
hunterncoach
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 Originally Posted By: Poser
 Originally Posted By: MUP
 Originally Posted By: hunterncoach
Old Timmers used to tell me to hang old clothes that you have worn out all summer around your stand to let them get used to the smell & no adverse reactions. Then you may be able to get by with them smelling you the first week or two of season. Of course that won't last all year, but if it helps you score early then its worth it! I have never tried this, but makes sense that it would work


That reminds me of the story someone told of putting a manequin in your stand dressed to hunt so the deer would assume it was still there on opening day, when in fact it was the hunter!


Even better. You should just build a treehouse and live in it year around \:o
I believe Gene or Barry Wensel were the ones who I saw put a maequin in their stand...I know I have it on VHS somewhere. Can't argue much with their success!

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#2897875 - 08/06/12 12:52 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: LanceS4803]
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Do what I can, short of dressing up a manequin..... :).. then hunt every chance I get.
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#2897947 - 08/06/12 01:51 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: TN RDG RNR]
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play the wind as best you can,all you can do
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#2898664 - 08/07/12 06:06 AM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: MUP]
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Registered: 12/29/06
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 Originally Posted By: MUP
 Originally Posted By: hunterncoach
Old Timmers used to tell me to hang old clothes that you have worn out all summer around your stand to let them get used to the smell & no adverse reactions. Then you may be able to get by with them smelling you the first week or two of season. Of course that won't last all year, but if it helps you score early then its worth it! I have never tried this, but makes sense that it would work


That reminds me of the story someone told of putting a manequin in your stand dressed to hunt so the deer would assume it was still there on opening day, when in fact it was the hunter!


Funny you mentioned this.....I had a friend that did just this, many years ago . The thing is, he forgot he put the dummy in the stand and when he went to it in the dark on opening day it about scared him into a heartache.....lol.

he actually climbed up the ladder before shining up in the stand and when he got there, he about pooped his pants.

he admitted to this, I'm not so sure that I would have...lol.
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#2902508 - 08/10/12 08:11 AM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: Bottom Hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: Bottom Hunter
I love it when hunters think that deer can't smell them if they get really high in a tree.....all that does is put the scent reaching the ground further out , so they pick you up further away and avoid the area, while you never know they are there.

being that high off the ground works well if deer come in from another direction and can't pick up your scent before they get out to it, walking away, giving you lots of time to get a shot.

But, then again, they can smell your footprints, the cells off your skin as you walked in, where you touched a limb, and most anything else ......

so....anything other than down wind is mere luck that the deer doesn't bust you , maybe even before you know it's there...

I still know people that will hunt a stand every day regardless of the wind direction.......lol.

I love it when they tell me that they aren't seeing any deer and can't figure out why???????? lol

I have always been under the impression that during hot weather that scent molecules would rise with the heat rather than fall and cold weather they tend to descend more. Barometric pressure might actually play a part in this as well


Edited by TITANSFAN2104 (08/10/12 08:12 AM)

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#2902533 - 08/10/12 08:30 AM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: TITANSFAN2104]
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i agree titansfan, i dont believe a deer's nose is as good during hot dry weather. It is still good but not as good. Critters dont lay down as much scent during hot dry conditions,neither do humans. But i still do what i can so limit my scent early bow season and thru out deer season.
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