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can you smoke cigerettes while hunting deer

Question by mikeyburr1. Uploaded on December 12, 2010

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from BigBboy25 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You can but I don't think you'd do very well.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

i wouldnt recommend it for bowhunting, but opening day of gun season you can get away with it, specailly if your hunting around alot people, with deer getting pushed all over the place.

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from country road wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

As long as you're downwind of the deer so they can't smell you and hidden well enough so they can't see your movements when you smoke, you can likely get away with it but you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. I know it's hard to go long periods without lighting up. I quit back a couple of decades ago and it was the hardest thing I ever did---still get the urge now and then, but I'm really, really glad I gave it up.

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I've extinquished or dropped more than one cancer stick so I could pick up my gun to shoot a deer!
country road is right, I miss 'em. But I won't pick
'em back up! I can even sing in the church choir now without choking down after one verse!

Bubba

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Like countryroad says, depends on the wind. You will hunt deer many more years without cigarettes.

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

actually my friend at our deer camp has done it for 30 years and has always had a the biggest bucks. my dad also smokes a pipe in the stand, its ok but you just dont want to smoke too much of them!! lol good luck deer hunting

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I have a friend that smokes & he gets one every year but I think it would increase your chances if you didn't. The coffing sure will drive them away if they hear it though.

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Some of the boys in camp smoke but use chew in the T~Stands thay takem a soda pop can to spit in.

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from Dbetzner wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You can and as people said get deer. that being said these people also most likely played the wind right ext ext. but who knows how many missed opportunities they had? That being said you can do it, but I sure wouldnt. why risk the deer of a life time (or a deer in your freezer) over a cigarette wich is just killing you anyway.

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from jaredrobbins wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

you can, but i wouldnt

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I don't smoke so I don't have a dog in the hunt, I also know that smoke is detectable for long distances, so I don't recommend it.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

that's not something that would occur to me while hunting.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

When I was a young dude, I smoked a cigar one morning on a deer stand, and made the mistake of lighting up while it was still dark. I didn't see a deer at that stand all week.

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from ARhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

No, the deer will be second hand smoking. and get cancer.

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from firehawk532 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

When I smoked I had seen a fair # of deer with cigarette in hand. Even missed a few shot opportunities because I had a cigarette in hand instead of my weapon. BUT DEFINITELY ADD ME TO THE LIST OF THE GLAD I QUIT SMOKING. I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.

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from shane wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I can't say I never smoke, but if you can't put the pack away for just a couple hours or the duration of shooting hours for a hunt, you probably need to cut way back on your smoking.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Even I can spend a few hours without them. It would be a waste to spend all that time, money, and effort to scare off deer because you had to have that smoke at the wrong time.

I don't smoke after showering to dress in field gear.

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You could but why would you want to.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

A friend back in Texas told me he recently shot a deer that dropped on the spot. He lit up a cigarette and waited to finish his smoke before approaching the deer. While he was waiting, a second buck appeared in the same place. He put down his cigarette and shot that one too. The two deer were lying dead within ten feet of one another.
This is not an endorsement of smoking cigarettes as an aid to hunting.

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from johndeere wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

you can do that but it won't help you

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from Treestand wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Some of the boys in camp smoke but use chew in the T~Stands thay takem a soda pop can to spit in.

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from Dbetzner wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You can and as people said get deer. that being said these people also most likely played the wind right ext ext. but who knows how many missed opportunities they had? That being said you can do it, but I sure wouldnt. why risk the deer of a life time (or a deer in your freezer) over a cigarette wich is just killing you anyway.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

that's not something that would occur to me while hunting.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Even I can spend a few hours without them. It would be a waste to spend all that time, money, and effort to scare off deer because you had to have that smoke at the wrong time.

I don't smoke after showering to dress in field gear.

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from BigBboy25 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You can but I don't think you'd do very well.

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from country road wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

As long as you're downwind of the deer so they can't smell you and hidden well enough so they can't see your movements when you smoke, you can likely get away with it but you are putting yourself at a disadvantage. I know it's hard to go long periods without lighting up. I quit back a couple of decades ago and it was the hardest thing I ever did---still get the urge now and then, but I'm really, really glad I gave it up.

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from FirstBubba wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I've extinquished or dropped more than one cancer stick so I could pick up my gun to shoot a deer!
country road is right, I miss 'em. But I won't pick
'em back up! I can even sing in the church choir now without choking down after one verse!

Bubba

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from furbuster wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I have a friend that smokes & he gets one every year but I think it would increase your chances if you didn't. The coffing sure will drive them away if they hear it though.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

When I was a young dude, I smoked a cigar one morning on a deer stand, and made the mistake of lighting up while it was still dark. I didn't see a deer at that stand all week.

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from ARhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

No, the deer will be second hand smoking. and get cancer.

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from firehawk532 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

When I smoked I had seen a fair # of deer with cigarette in hand. Even missed a few shot opportunities because I had a cigarette in hand instead of my weapon. BUT DEFINITELY ADD ME TO THE LIST OF THE GLAD I QUIT SMOKING. I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER.

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from scratchgolf72 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

i wouldnt recommend it for bowhunting, but opening day of gun season you can get away with it, specailly if your hunting around alot people, with deer getting pushed all over the place.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

Like countryroad says, depends on the wind. You will hunt deer many more years without cigarettes.

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from J4huntfish wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

actually my friend at our deer camp has done it for 30 years and has always had a the biggest bucks. my dad also smokes a pipe in the stand, its ok but you just dont want to smoke too much of them!! lol good luck deer hunting

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from jaredrobbins wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

you can, but i wouldnt

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from shane wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I can't say I never smoke, but if you can't put the pack away for just a couple hours or the duration of shooting hours for a hunt, you probably need to cut way back on your smoking.

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

You could but why would you want to.

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from johndeere wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

you can do that but it won't help you

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from Jere Smith wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

I don't smoke so I don't have a dog in the hunt, I also know that smoke is detectable for long distances, so I don't recommend it.

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from 99explorer wrote 3 years 18 weeks ago

A friend back in Texas told me he recently shot a deer that dropped on the spot. He lit up a cigarette and waited to finish his smoke before approaching the deer. While he was waiting, a second buck appeared in the same place. He put down his cigarette and shot that one too. The two deer were lying dead within ten feet of one another.
This is not an endorsement of smoking cigarettes as an aid to hunting.

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