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Old 10-10-2003, 10:07 PM
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Default 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.
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:46 PM
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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.
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Old 10-10-2003, 10:55 PM
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YUP, especially those long haired Adirondack deer. They can really stink it up.
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Old 10-10-2003, 11:13 PM
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Yup you sure can and Elk even smell worse...
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Old 10-10-2003, 11:59 PM
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I' ve smelled pigs before I saw them and I don' t mean on a farm.
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Old 10-11-2003, 01:05 AM
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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.
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Old 10-11-2003, 01:37 AM
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Yep sure have,especially in South Texas on a hot day,they stink big time. When I was young I could smell pheasants also
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Old 10-11-2003, 02:11 AM
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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.
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Old 10-11-2003, 04:53 AM
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yup you can smell them.
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Old 10-11-2003, 07:01 AM
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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
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