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croc2116 10-13-2013 06:06 AM

Scented ?
I was bowhunting from a 13ft stand with lots of cover around me and wind shifted from in my face to a south cross wind. A doe and two fawns came from down wind and I think doe scented me. She seemed alarmed and couldnt figure out what was up. So she turned around and went back from where she came. She never blew or saw me. Will deer return?


golfpro261 10-13-2013 07:32 AM

If you were near food or their bedding area yes. Deer aren't the smartest when they can't figure seething out. Most of the time they will forget after a little while.

croc2116 10-13-2013 01:56 PM

Yeah i'm on a old logging yard about 50 yards in woods from a hayfield. Theres actually red oaks around my stank.

Boone660 10-13-2013 05:00 PM

If she didn't blow and stomp and look right at you, I think you'll be okay. She just knew something wasn't right. Give it a few days and they will be back.

47616 10-14-2013 06:54 AM

they will probably come back after a few days, but if they scent you more than once they will not want to come back through that area. just don't over hunt your stand and you will be fine.

HDMontana 10-14-2013 11:57 AM

What the others have said. It also has to do with how much human activity is in the area. HD.

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