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Human Urine Scare deer?

and the odds of the last, lets just say 10 deer, didnt smell anything...hard to believe. people rely too much on this scent lock BS, and cover scent BS...if its so darn important to be absolutely invisible in the woods...how did ANYONE in the last few hundred if not thousand years ever kill an animal. too much televised hunting with big name sponsors throwing these "high tech" crap in everyones face makes people believe you wont kill a deer unless you bathe in scent free soap, sleep in your treestand for 2 weeks before season as to not spook the animals when you walk into the stand, wrap your self in seran wrap, hold your breathe for hours on end, because guess what, whether you believe it or not, your breathe no matter how hygenic you are expels more scent than any other part of your body. whats next...oxyegen tanks and breathe filters? its alot of crap...all of it. i shot my first deer ever at 14 years old, after riding 4 wheelers all day..2 strokes..so you know how they smell, went in the house, grabbed my bow and shot my first deer at 10 yards, i had to wait for it to walk out from under my stand.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

There is no doubt, the industry is trying to capitalize on the many outdoor channels today, by pushing products, gimmicks and toys. Hey it's America and everyone is out to make a buck....

18 years ago when I started hunting, and older friend of mine gave me one of those "come eer deer" (spelling) calls. Over the years, I've gotten away from using it, only to go back to it, time and time again. That silly call has brought in more doe's under my stand, than anything out on the market today. More doe's means, more shots at bucks. Many of the bucks I 've taken were due to that call.

There is also not doubt that although some may take these tactics to the extreme, the bottom line is, the deers major defense mechanism is his sense of smell, sound and sight (movement) I've had deer staring at my from
20 yards in regular street cloths, and over time dismissed me, because I did not move or even blink.

Personally I've invested in some average price camo costumes, made sure they were as scent free as possible, (hanging em out side for a week prior to hunting) and avoided using my wifes perfumed shampoo's etc...

It's worked just fine. And I've avoided spending all those big dollars on 'Scent free garb".

But to each his own. Sometimes I think guys are just as interested in spending hundreds of dollars on there costumes so they look like a pro rather than actually learning to hunt.

I hunt with a bunch of local boys up state NY, there idea of putting on a hunting costume is an orange hat, with their normal street cloths. They shoot deer every year, just as we do in our 200 dollar costumes.

But.....don't forget the sale of all those toys, helps keep the funds going and protects our sport, so dig deep in your pockets!

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Human Urine Scare deer?

Without going into detail, I know for a fact that's a myth.
lol

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Human Urine Scare deer?

What part is a myth?

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Human Urine Scare deer?

Firstly, can deer detect urine ? You bet they can. To what degree I do not know but a German Shepherd can detect one part urine per 5-7,000,000 parts water.
But then what does the deer do with the "information" ?
In areas where walking and hiking are quite common, along with Nature calls, deer would become quite familiar with the scent as they would near woods operations etc. The deer would soon pay little attention.
Quite a different senario is an area where it has never been before. It would "stand out like a banana on a plum tree"
I would either do one or the other. Saturate the area or not at all, would be my suggestion
It takes about ten days to two weeks for a deer to become comfortable with new odors,frangrances,smells, call them as you wish.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

The fact that deer are bothered by human urine is myth. Doesn't disturb them any more than a gut pile does.

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Human Urine Scare deer?

Dave,

You sound pretty confident. Interested in hearing your comments why?

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Human Urine Scare deer?

There maybe some confusion here. Think
I believe Dave is answering the original ? as to whether the the subject is a myth, and NOT saying any part of Scott's post is a myth.

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Human Urine Scare deer?
Illinois_Dave wrote:
The fact that deer are bothered by human urine is myth. Doesn't disturb them any more than a gut pile does.

Ok then, this is the comment Dave posted.

Just interested in hearing why he believes so strongly that human urine does not alert deer.

just curious....

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I think sometimes the urine smell will atract the deer.

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