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Old 12-06-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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Anyone use a portable heater when up on a ladder stand? I have one that is silent, and is odor free to my nose. Will deer detect it and stay away? Thanks.

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Old 12-06-2009, 06:07 PM   #2
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If the deer are close enough to get a whiff of your heater..... you're already busted anyway! LOL! Don't worry about it. We use portable Mr. Heater propane buddy heaters in our blinds and they work great.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
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Mr. heater all the way. i use em and have never had a problem
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:05 PM   #4
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Never used one in a ladder stand, but used to keep an open flame in my bigger shooting houses. Used a metal can with sand in it and rubbing alcohol for fuel. Just poured it in and lit it. It burns real clean and makes heat without much visible flame or odor. Just gotta be careful and remember there is a flame there, and cap it so it goes out when you leave. I had a larger can for a cap and then when you know its out you put the plastic cap on when it's cool enough, so your alcohol doesn't evaporate.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:31 PM   #5
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had 5 does 15 ft from my box stand with a coleman heater running
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Old 12-07-2009, 04:43 AM   #6
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had 5 does 15 ft from my box stand with a coleman heater running
That's only because they didn't smell you or the heater exhaust due to a thermal rise or the wind was not from you to them. Not much else.

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Old 12-07-2009, 06:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies. I'm gonna give it a try.

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