RE: Deer and Cigarette Smoke
IMHO Cigarette smoke will clear a field of deer faster than Philip Fulmer can clear a football stadium. I know, because I have experienced it. I was on a paid hunt in TX and had already killed my animal, was just sitting to hopefully get a hog. There were a half dozen deer at the feeder, and I lit a cigarette to see what would happen. As soon as the deer got a whiff, they bolted, blew, and ran to the next county, I didn't see any other animals that day. So, don't smoke unless you are 100% certain that you are upwind and there won't be any swirling wind. I have noticed that in the a.m. hunts, when I am high in a tree (20ft or better), that the air currents usually rise, so you might get away with a smoke, but, you had better have a way to hide the butt and ashes.