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Old 01-23-2007, 04:41 PM
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ive heard it is hard for deer to smell in cold weather is this true???
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:49 PM
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im sure they smell just as good,when i fart in my stand it makes no difference.lol
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:06 PM
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They do not have any problems up here in the cold smelling anything. It appears to be a problem in rain and snow though.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:13 PM
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They do not have any problems up here in the cold smelling anything. It appears to be a problem in rain and snow though.
It's easier for them to smell in the cold, the air is less dence. Also, any percepetation does slightly affect their sense of smell, there is more obstacles for the scent to pass by.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:03 PM
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I think that the amount of moisture in the air and dampness of the vegatation can affect how much your scent stays on it for how long. I think colder air will inhibit animals' ability to pick up scent. At least that is the case with hunting dogs. Very dry and windy or very cold and dry cuts down the amount of scent that stays on grass and other vegatation as game birds pass through.

However, I think that deer, Elk and animals still have extraordinary sense of smell of what they know is danger. So, I would count on cold alone to prevent them from busting you. You still need to avoid the obvious (e.g being up wind, smoking, other human odors) as much as possible.
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