2506deerslayer the deer look good and healthy in Colorado as well, at least in the areas that have gotten some moisture this year. Not sure how they're doing in the southwest corner where they still haven't gotten much relief from the drought.
The moisture was really good until july and after that it has been dry, but I think they got the nutrition they needed early enough to have good growth, I used to work with my dad on a ranch in N.central nebraska but now I work as a welder so I don't see a whole lot but he told me just the other day he seen 8 bucks, none was under a 4 point not including brow tines and the biggest was a 170 class deer! big for my area and 2 others were 150 to 160 class and the others were young bucks with good potential! so hopefully I will have some good hunting in the years to come.
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...