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JCNinOKC 10-10-2003 10:07 PM

Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
Sometimes when I am out hunting and the wind is in my face, I swear I smell the musty odor of deer even though I don' t see them. Have any of you guys ever experienced this and then have deer show up? Just wanting to know if my imagination is getting the best of me. :D

wrongway 10-10-2003 10:46 PM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
I can relate to what your saying. I was shed hunting one time, and I started smelling this musky smell. I thought it was coming from this old scrape that I had just passed, but then I jumped up 6 deer. I do think that you can smell the deer if things are just right.

davidmil 10-10-2003 10:55 PM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
YUP, especially those long haired Adirondack deer. They can really stink it up.

Bauer 10-10-2003 11:13 PM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
Yup you sure can and Elk even smell worse...

justhunt 10-10-2003 11:59 PM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
I' ve smelled pigs before I saw them and I don' t mean on a farm.;)

DaveH 10-11-2003 01:05 AM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
Several times I' ve smelled a buck before I saw him. Last year, during the rut, I was walking in one morning in the dark and jumped a buck. I was able to smell where he ran by the strong musky smell.

cardeer 10-11-2003 01:37 AM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
Yep sure have,especially in South Texas on a hot day,they stink big time. When I was young I could smell pheasants also

bigbulls 10-11-2003 02:11 AM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
Yep, you can smell deer. Really good during the rut when they are wizzing on themselves.

If you ever go on an elk hunt and get down wind of a rutting bull you can smell them from 100 plus yards away. It' s a wonderful smell that you,ll never forget.;):)

SchuylkillOutdoorsman 10-11-2003 04:53 AM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
yup you can smell them.

brucelit 10-11-2003 07:01 AM

RE: Can you or Have you ever smelled a deer before seeing?
 
Definetly not your imagination:) I have smelled deer when hunting before but it is much more noticeable during peak rut times. If you smell it you' d better get ready quickly:D


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