Sure deer can smell humans, but how good actually is their sense of smell? I believe that hunters use their smell as an excuse for covering up their movement mistakes. Like saying, "yeah the deer smelt me from 75 yards out and took off" when actually you moved or the deer sensed something out of place. I also believe that scent control marketers use this to sell their products. I personally have had many instances in which deer have nearly walked on top of me with the wind blowing from me towards them and they did not notice me. I once was sitting in some tall weeds and two does walked and stood for a half hour (I swear on my grave) and grazed without noticing me. 4 or 5 times while turkey hunting, I have had deer walk by me within 30 yards while I was sitting against a tree and only scatter when I moved not knowing they were there. Sure if you have god awful body odor, you will probably be detected, but if you commonly clean your self, the chances of a deer smelling you are unlikely. I feel that scent control products are unnecessary with phony advertisement. Oh, and did I mention, all of the circumstances that I mentioned of the deer walking by me, I was not wearing a scent control product and my clothing had not been washed in days and a few of the times I had not showered in 2 days. Hows that make scent control sound? What is you opinion on scent eliminator products and the deers supposed amazing ability to smell?
Question by Turkeytalk101. Uploaded on October 18, 2011