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Old 11-22-2005, 06:09 AM
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Do you think having a thermos in your pack is a good idea?
When you are drinking do you think deer can smell it?

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Old 11-22-2005, 06:21 AM
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If he can smell your coffee, he has already smelled you. Hunt the wind.
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Old 11-22-2005, 08:53 AM
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I'm not sure coffee is an "alarm" scent for the deer. It smells "foody", like nuts, not like a sweaty and smelly predator. Anyway, if I can't have my coffee then I can't live and therefore, can't hunt. If I see less deer because of my java, so be it.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:11 AM
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i have a camel-back and it not only keeps me warm but will hold 100 oz of tasty, hot beverage. i 1st tried them in the service and boy are they worth there money in gold. highly recommend getting one for hunting or fishing for that matter.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:43 AM
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Use a cammelback, they work wonders they hold hot or cold liquid and it sits on your back like a really narow backpack.
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:06 PM
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personally i cant stand coffee but i drink alot of hot applecider during hunting season and i actually think it lures them in some bein apple smellin and all
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Old 11-22-2005, 09:44 PM
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Nah, down a C-rappucino when I wake up then brush the teetch and I'm set.
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Old 11-23-2005, 03:58 AM
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Yes they will be able to smell it. But they can also smell you.
I drink my coffee, especially on those cold days. After about 2 or 3 hours in the stand your cover is blown to anything down wind.

Drink your hot cup of whatever and stay in the stand as long as you can without moving around. You'll do fine.
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Old 11-23-2005, 09:42 PM
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On the colder days I always bring a thermos of hot coffee or chocolate. I would rather have something to warm me up and keep me focused, so I can stay on stand longer.
As far as the smell of coffee spooking the deer, a few years back I had just poured a cup of coffee when an 8 pointer came in down wind of me and gave me an easy shot. It didn't seem to phase him a bit.
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Old 11-24-2005, 03:48 AM
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I like coffee myself. Have same problem with the urge to drop a duce. Haven't seen Mr. Longtines yet, thinking about going back to drinking coffee on the stand. Maybe it will change my luck.
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