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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

I bought one of those ThermaCell mosquito repellents....i hate mosquitoes

I've heard good things about them...so i figured what the hell, why not.

question is:

has anyone had any experience with these and deer hunting? i'd like to know if it will spook off all deer in a 3 county area or if its OK.

I've hear 2 people say they had no problems...but I'm looking for a slightly more experienced opinion than theirs.

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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

I've no experience with it at all but here's what I think. It might actually attract deer that don't know what it is. If all these deer were as smart as we give them credit for being, they would be hunting us with guns! I know of a guy that smokes cigarettes on stand and gets his deer every year.

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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

Come to think of it, I just got done watching a Randy Anderson tape on coyote calling and he called in a deer with a coyote call. Now how smart can they really be?

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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

The first time I tried out Randy's howler call I had a deer come in also. Very curious to new things.

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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

I've used the therma cell only once-hunting black bears in New Brunswick, Canada. I had no complaints whatsoever-it kept the black flies and mosquitos away for sure and apparently it had no effect on the bears because the one I ended up shooting came within 25yds of the blind I was sitting in!! I think it'd be just fine for deer.

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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

I use one and have never had any problems. I know fiends of mine use them also and they have never complained.

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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

I have been using a Therma Cell now for 5 years and am convinced that it is one of the greatest inventions in years when it comes to Deer Hunitng. You always see all of these gimmics that come out every year for hunters and every year a bunch of us run out and have to have it, well let me tell you for someone who does there hunting in South Carolina and Florida I wouldn't go out in August, September, and October with out mine. I keep extra's on hand just in case. For the money it is a wonderful tool to take to the woods. As I said I have been using them for 5 years and I have never had a deer that I know of spook from the Therma Cell and they really do work.

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ThermaCell and Deer hunting ? ? ? will they go running ?

Ive never tryed one but I do know if you leave a good scent of bug spray around on the trees they get used to it and dont care about it after awhile.

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