Scents or no sense?

Discussion in 'Michigan Whitetail Deer Hunting' started by Wiggler, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. Wiggler

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    Ive tried every scrnt made st one time or another.. cloudy pure ammonia is as good as it comes. Imho. Natural wizz works too.

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  2. Flight of the arrow

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    No sense for scent........just my opinion.
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    What he said !
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  7. crossneyes

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    I still am a ever calm believer!
     
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    The only time I use scents are with mock scrapes. Havent had much luck with mocks recently, so look for natural scrapes to set up on.
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    The only scent I use is MePee. I can’t walk past a scrape without adding some of my own brew.
     
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    Yep, MyPee or nothing
     
  11. Slimits

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    I have had terrible luck with scents, but i think iv had the worst luck with ever calm. Old does in my area smell that and its snort city usa.
     
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    Nothing and nothing
     
  13. CDN1

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    I have used scents with mild success. But they are messy and a PITA to dink around with.
    I do find that deer become nervous more quickly when they can smell a deer but have no visual confirmation.
    I had a few instances when I have deployed a scent can in the dark, climbed into my stand only to have a buck run in before I'm ready, in the dark never offering a shot. I stopped putting scent cans out in the mornings

    The only scent I use now is no scent spray, no scent soap and shampoo before I head out.
    Not sure how effective they are but it makes me feel like I at least tried to mitigate my own stench
    I still hunt the wind. If the stand won't work for the wind I don't hunt it.
     
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    During the rut while bow hunting I’ll occasionally use a doe in estrous scent but normally go in and out as scent free as possible and always play the wind and wind currents.
    With the CWD prevention measures any scent applied has to be placed so deer can’t touch it.
    The absolute best way is to use real deer scent against the deer. Hunt fresh scrapes and hunting receptive does yields best opportunity for a chance on the big boy in the neighborhood.
     
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