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Human Urine Scare deer?

What's everyone's opinion on human urine, does it really scare off the deer or only a myth?

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Human Urine Scare deer?

Personally I will not pee any where close to where I'm hunting if I can help it, but have read and talked to people who have had deer come in and check out the strange aroma. Deer can be curious by nature, but I prefer to not take my chances.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

I personally have never done it, but I have a cousin who will urinate in every scrap he sees. He swears that it works. Dont know, but he has killed many bucks.

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urine scareing deer

There was a show on TV one time caled Fred Trost 's out doors I think was the name of it He saved a liter of his own urine and poured it on a buck scrape and filimed a buck that came and sniffed it and gave a few paws at the scrapr and continued on his way . I would have to say that human urine don't seem to cause too much consern to them

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Human Urine Scare deer?

Fred Trost used to host a show here in Michigan called Michigan Outdoors. He fell out of favor with pbs which carried it and moved on to host Fred Trost's practical sportsman. He was always controversial and went out of his way to prove that some deer scent companies such as Buck-Stop scent company was fraudulant. After several legal battles he became a lawyer, go figure! I remember the show he did on human urine and the fact it did not scare deer. I tested it myself on scrapes and it seemed the deer were curious or completly ignored it. I have heard from others that there is no human scent in human urine thus other animals are not afraid of it. I believe it myself but cant prove it.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

i will tell you first hand...deer are not "scared" of human urine, or cigarette smoke. deer are curious by nature and will actually investigate as to what the new smell is.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

"cigarette smoke"???......what kind of cigaretts are you smoking?

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Human Urine Scare deer?

every deer i've ever shot was either with a lit ciggarette in my mouth or no longer tha 5 minutes after smoking one. all have been shot less than 50 yard shots. the bucks i've killed were all under 30 yards

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Human Urine Scare deer?

I also have a buddy that smokes like a chimney while in stand. Every year he manages to take a buck opening day int he Catskills on our property.

I would guess that in most of these situations, "the smoker" was positioned down wind of the approaching deer. Also, depending on where you hunt, the deer may or may not be alerted to the smell.

NJ has plenty of State Land that gets busy with weekend hunters. I'm sure the deer there associate the smell of a fresh carcinagine beverage as danger.

I'm sure there are other situations where smoking or pee'ing has lessended one's opportunity for a shot.

Bottom line is, if you haven't gotten your freezer filled in years past, or are working on your first deer. Do it by the book, and have fun.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

As far as the urine thing....

I too have taken a shot on buck, "quickly", with Sir Johnson swinging in the breeze.

Of course nobody every believes it.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

Im guesing here that if your smoking on stand your probably not wearing scent-lock type clothing right? My point is that i've always believed that if a deer can smell whats on you then it probably will smell you. So i would assume the deer you killed did not smell you or you cancer sticks.

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