I have never..ever...ever...shot a deer over scent. I had just about given up on them until some provinces banned the use of them (which is usually the best indication that they work). But I don't plan to buy any again.
I've spent a small fortune on gadgets and gizmos over the years; some were useful - most weren't.
My advice...do your scouting... Pick a spot where there is clear evidence of deer activity (the more recent the better), keep the wind in your face and SIT STILL!!!
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...