Deer Hunting Tips - Using Scents For Post Rut Whitetail Deer8320107

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A frequent question by many who are fairly new to deer hunting is "What scent should I use?" This is particularly true for these who hunt in the post-rut season.

First, some background info - you can lump all scents into two classes:

1. scents that attract, and

2. scents that mask other smells

Attractants are scents like deer odor, sex or a food scent, like apple or acorn. You would normally only use sex scents like buck lure, doe estrous, and so on. throughout the rut when they normally happen.

Masking scents attempt to decrease the scent of some thing else. A good instance is the typical cover scents you can buy in the spray bottles to spray your clothes, boots, pack, and other gear to kill the human and other smells.

Nevertheless, there are other masking scents that are much more natural to the atmosphere. LL Rue, the renowned photographer, naturalist, and writer often used fox urine around his blind to assist mask his own scent.

Scents like this are not alarming to the deer because they occur naturally and foxes tend to mark their areas all the time.

Right here are a few other tips to assist you with scents in the field:

- Never put attractants on your clothing or boots. Use a drag cloth, place a few drops of attractant on it and drag it behind you when you head to the blind.

- Put a few drops of attractant on a cloth or wick and hang it on a limb inside shooting distance of your blind

- Use less than you believe. A deer is extremely sensitive to odors and has been described as one hundred occasions much more sensitive than that of humans.

- Spend attention to your personal smells - use good scent reduction techniques such as soaps for you and your clothes, only put on your hunting clothes in the field and keep them in a bag or sealed container when not in use.

The only one I would use post-rut would be a regular deer scent or possibly a food - and that only if it occurs naturally in that area at that time. For example - an apple smell in late season in the North when the temps are in the teens and there is snow on ground is not too all-natural!

You can use scents for whitetail deer hunting in the post-rut period but do it extremely lightly and only use those that are natural to the area that time of year.

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