The Hole in the Horn buck is without a doubt the most publicized whitetail of all times. This monster was found dead along a railroad track in Portage County, Ohio in 1940. The original mount sporting 45 scoreable hung in the Kent Canadian Club until 1983. With a non-typical score of 328 2/8 and with a 33 inch outside spread, he is one of the most admired whitetail's in the world.
One of the most unexplained features about the buck was how he got his name. What caused the hole in the horn. Most think the hole came from a 22 or other small caliber bullet, the horn was damaged while in velvet or it just simply grew that way. The truth about how the hole was made is from a fence. When this giant buck was found his antler was lodged under the fence that ran alond the railroad tracks. Through time of the fence moving in the wind a piece of wire worked it's way down through the antler. The engineer that found the buck had to cut the fence the retrieve the buck.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...