This question is perhaps as basic and old as it is unanswerable: How far does human scent travel and how long does it last (linger)? Obviously it is in the context of WT deer hunting. Thoughts? Advice? I am essentially new to WT hunting. On one WT hunt my buddy gave me doe (heat/urine) scent ... at which time I gulped, recalling recent articles of cougar attacks on hunters. I have been hunting mule deer - but the environment is different. Certainly out mule deer hunting I've experienced my `scent' travleing hundreds of yards (downwind) ... Oh, yes, one of the environmental differences is that the mule deer like to habit steep terrain and deep canyons, after which one climbs up and down, he/she does indeed have quite a `scent'.