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Question by buckwoods. Uploaded on November 10, 2011
I don't believe that they do. When I used to hunt with my grandpa, he would always be cooking something on his propane heater and we still saw deer.
turkey have feathers and deer have noses. Get it right. Anything brought into the woods the deer will smell. Including passing gas and peeing
If you need to bring food/drink you might want to stick to smells that deer would like and might come to investigate such as eating apples and drinking hot apple cider especially if you have apple trees in the area where you hunt. Eberhardts mention not drinking coffee in their writings on bow hunting for deer and it makes sense - the older deer have probably had negative experiences with these smells in the past. You can get away with a lot more odd smells in areas where there is little or no hunting pressure.
Oh, and regarding peeing in the woods, I know some islands in Lake Michigan where there is such a salt & mineral shortage that you will find that the deer have dug up the location where you peed the day before.
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