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Old 09-11-2007, 11:01 AM
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How many of you guys smoke while up in the stand? Does it effect the amount of deer you see at all?
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:03 AM
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a great majority of the deer i have shot over the past 17 years have been taken during a smoke break or right after putting one out
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:06 AM
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I used to around 15 years ago. And after I quit that, my success rate shot up. I was downwind of some guys in WV, and could smell thier smoke 50 yards away. Then I chewed cope for the last 15 years in the stand, and gave that up last year.

I think it all depends. Are the deer used to humans? Are they always around smells like that? Does and spikes will come into about anything, but you take a mature buck, I just don't think he will move if he even got a hint of a cig in the area.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 11:06 AM
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It's not the ones that you see after or during a smoke, it's the big ones that you don't see.
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:06 AM
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NO
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:08 AM
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Posts like this crack me up. I mean how do you guys know it doesn't affect them? People will always want to justify thier actions.
 
Old 09-11-2007, 11:48 AM
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I'm sure they smell it and most of the time don't like it. Everybody has a story of a deer they saw while smoking or drinking coffee or something, but it's the deer they don't see that's the problem. I'm a half a pack a day smoker and I leave my cigarettes at the cabin when I go out bowhunting. Gunhunting's a different story. Most of the deer I see are running from another hunter and don't have time to wind me anyways. Also I'm just not as passionate about gunhunting.
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:06 PM
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Not sure....But all I know is I have more deer ever since I quit three years ago...
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:30 PM
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I smoke scent lok carbon activated cigarettes and never have a problem with the deer smelling me
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:41 PM
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I smoke scent lok carbon activated cigarettes and never have a problem with the deer smelling me
The jokes on you because you'll never be able to heat that cigarette up enough to reactivate the carbon.
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