My wife is gonna give deer hunting a try this year and I wanna do all I can to make her first experience an enjoyable one. Im fairly confident she will see deer on the spot I hunt. I bought her a Remington Model 7 .243 cal. and topped it with a Nikon BuckMaster scope.(This gun is so dam accurate!!!) I have takin her to the range many times so I know her abilities. Ill be ina ground blind with her at least to start out opening morning here in Wisconsin.
Im thinking about bringing a propane heater out just to take the chill off her but Im concern about any smell. Is anyone using propane heaters and seeing deer?
I hunt in Texas, so heaters are not really needed much. Several years ago, I hunted in Wisconsin and got set up in a stand that had one built in (line running down to about a 30 gallon tank sitting on the ground and all) It didn't disturb the deer as far as I could tell. My only question with that experience is are the deer used to the smell there if it is used often and that's why they didn't mind.
I just got one of these (1500 btu) to use during the Illinois Muzzleloader Season which is two weeks after Thanksgiving. I bought the model that doesn't have the electronic ignition for $29. I started it up in the garage the other night and never heard a thing while it was running. It did burn off a little smoke but with a heaters like that it is to be expected. After 1/2 hour the smoke cleared and it worked great. Good buy in my opinion.