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Old 09-29-2018, 05:22 PM   #1
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Default Been Busted 4 Times Today

Iíve done my regular walk in. Scent control prep. Wind is almost none existent. A buck this morning busted me without even stepping out. 2 different groups of pigs and a doe this afternoon. I have no idea whatís different. The only new thing is that I used face point and I have my thermacell going. Is this it?


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Old 09-29-2018, 05:27 PM   #2
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You need some wind to blow your scent out. It’s lingering and the deer are smelling it. Happened to me this morning
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:30 PM   #3
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Does face paint and thermacell bother them?


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Old 09-29-2018, 05:35 PM   #4
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I can’t say I’ve ever noticed a thermacell bother a deer.
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:35 PM   #5
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Face paint not unless it smells a lot... thermacell, maybe. I can smell it when running...
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:36 PM   #6
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If the wind don't blow don't go. It's hard not to I have observation stand's
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:36 PM   #7
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And a beer cooler
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:36 PM   #8
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Not if your hunting the wind. They are gonna smell you downwind no matter what you do!
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:37 PM   #9
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You cannot trick a deers nose. If they smell the facepaint they smell you, it is hunting. It happens. The wind is your friend. Have it blow your scent away
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:38 PM   #10
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Thermacell will if you are not using the earth scent pads.
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:39 PM   #11
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Not if your hunting the wind. They are gonna smell you downwind no matter what you do!
Yes sir, no matter how you try to hide it.
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:42 PM   #12
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You need to by Sika gear. Never know that you are there
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:43 PM   #13
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Well I donít have any wind to play.


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Old 09-29-2018, 05:43 PM   #14
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No wind is worse than wrong wind
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:45 PM   #15
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No wind is not your friend.
I believe a light wind helps a lot of things. Helps disperse and weaken scent. Helps cover your movement sounds inside a blind. Helps take the deer's mind off of weak strange smells since it's blowing other smells all around.
I hate hunting a dead calm sit. Can't even bend over to spit or reach for more copenhagen.
Best thing I found a couple of years ago was this stuff called Evercalm scent stick. I smear it on my pants legs and boots and on the inside of my blind all around the window opening.
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Old 09-29-2018, 05:45 PM   #16
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Well I might just go glass cause it ainít my day today.


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Old 09-29-2018, 05:53 PM   #17
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None hungry deer = smart deer
Hungry deer = not so smart deer


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Old 09-29-2018, 05:54 PM   #18
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Get you sum. It works. http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=394970
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:39 PM   #19
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Humidity is a deer's friend.
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:50 PM   #20
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No wind is not good... Unless long range shooting...

Also if you hunt with buddies... Check your gear for fried borritos
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:56 PM   #21
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:59 PM   #22
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You need to by Sika gear. Never know that you are there
That's a bunch of BS....HECS is the only way to go.







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Old 09-29-2018, 08:28 PM   #23
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No wind killed me this morning and I wasn't able to hunt this afternoon. Hopefully it will be a little breeze at least in the morning.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:43 PM   #24
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You need some Dead Down Wind, EverCalm, Code Blue, Scent Killer, Scent-Loc, Scent Slammer, ConQuest, Tink's, Bone View ozone, Scent-A-Way, Ozonics, Earth Scent, Scent Crusher. That'll fix it.
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Old 09-29-2018, 08:55 PM   #25
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Did you, by chance, have camp chili for dinner last night?
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:00 PM   #26
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Vanilla and water
I thought about doing this while driving home, didn't know if it was a real thing. What's your ratio for a 32 oz spray bottle or the more vanilla the better?
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:22 PM   #27
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Same show for us. I hate calm days especially when it is also hot. Scent just covers the whole area. Had a slight breeze this evening and it was much better. I agree with the folks that say any deer downwind can smell you, whether they blow, leave, or come in, they know there is some human there.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:00 PM   #28
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Had my thermacell on & saw animals at the feeder all day.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:12 PM   #29
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You need some Dead Down Wind, EverCalm, Code Blue, Scent Killer, Scent-Loc, Scent Slammer, ConQuest, Tink's, Bone View ozone, Scent-A-Way, Ozonics, Earth Scent, Scent Crusher. That'll fix it.
Works every time, just watch the Sports on TV........
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:21 PM   #30
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Did you, by chance, have camp chili for dinner last night?


No, but I did have a burrito for lunch. That could account for something.


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Old 09-29-2018, 10:25 PM   #31
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So what Iím taking away is this....

1. No wind is bad.
2. I need to buy every scent control product out there.


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Old 09-29-2018, 10:34 PM   #32
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31 posts and no one mention pea gravel. Deer will ignore human scent if pea gravel is in the mix.
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Old 09-29-2018, 10:43 PM   #33
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A lot of folks put stock in being scentless, that is an impossibility. Low wind days are very difficult to hunt. Scent will linger and just slide on the ground especially if you have a high humidity day. Days like today I tend to stay out of the woods unless I hunt out of my Krivo blind.

If you want to control scent, cover it up with smoke or something natural, as far as being scent free, you cannot achieve that. You have to many orifices that stink.

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Old 09-29-2018, 10:54 PM   #34
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Humidity is a deer's friend.
Absolutley.. The damper/wetter it is the better their sense of smell is.
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:18 PM   #35
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Old 09-29-2018, 11:21 PM   #36
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No matter what you do, and I personally have it down to an art sometimes you'll get busted. One day you have 10 deer within 20 yards and none know notta, then the next day that one ol doe will bust you out of no where. It happens..... What I do know is of you hunt an area and get busted you better let it rest or they'll be looking for you every trip. Also if one particular doe keeps busting you, you might as well kill her first chance you get or she'll make your bow season miserable.
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:28 AM   #37
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No matter what you do, and I personally have it down to an art sometimes you'll get busted. One day you have 10 deer within 20 yards and none know notta, then the next day that one ol doe will bust you out of no where. It happens..... What I do know is of you hunt an area and get busted you better let it rest or they'll be looking for you every trip. Also if one particular doe keeps busting you, you might as well kill her first chance you get or she'll make your bow season miserable.
Can I get a Amen
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Old 09-30-2018, 12:50 AM   #38
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I had a deer spook this morning and it surprised me as he was real calm for 3-5mins. I was wondering the same thing you were about how did i get busted. Well within a couple minutes of him spooking 2 coyotes came down the clearing.

Might be a small chance but maybe it wasnt you spooking them?

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Old 09-30-2018, 07:56 AM   #39
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:26 AM   #41
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probably all them snacks and nutty buddies
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:55 AM   #42
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No matter what you do, and I personally have it down to an art sometimes you'll get busted. One day you have 10 deer within 20 yards and none know notta, then the next day that one ol doe will bust you out of no where. It happens..... What I do know is of you hunt an area and get busted you better let it rest or they'll be looking for you every trip. Also if one particular doe keeps busting you, you might as well kill her first chance you get or she'll make your bow season miserable.
Another AMEN.....

when temps are stable and air drippie and no breeze... your ODOR is like a Mushroom cloud oozing all directions..on the ground.. No thermals to make smell go up..No wind to blow it in a certain directions...

In a steady rain it seems to wash air clear and cover sounds..
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:08 AM   #43
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.........buck candy, vanilla, pea gravel
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:32 AM   #44
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Put your gear under a black light. Lots of the scent killer products still contain UV enhancers, which make you glow bright blue to a deer.
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Old 10-01-2018, 03:53 PM   #45
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Another AMEN to killing alpha does that bust you when you stalk to your stand.

Just don't try to eat them any way other than ground up as burger or sausage. I shot one last year and even the backstraps were tough.
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Old 10-01-2018, 06:35 PM   #46
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I'd try getting out an hour earlier.
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Old 10-01-2018, 08:02 PM   #47
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