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Can you smell a nearby deer??

Old 11-25-2003, 08:37 PM
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I dont think i can smell deer but sometimes its like i know they are there before they appear like a sixth sense or something.
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Old 11-26-2003, 12:07 AM
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During the rut and in certain areas the musky smell from deer, elk and moose I notice quite often, this is where I start my calling/rattling session if the area is of promise. Other times I haven' t noticed the ability to smell game though. I have had that feeling something is near to turn and their he or she stands, really kind of freaky but I guess we all have a sixth sense sort to speak, like walking in a dark alley and knowing but not hearing someone is behind you...BOO[]
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Old 10-26-2020, 12:53 AM
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Default ​​​​​​​What do they smell like? The deer..

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i swear i am not a native american, nor do i believe i have a sixth sense or anything like that..... but i can smell deer before i see them. my younger brother can too. it' s really weird because i just noticed it in the last couple of years.
What do they smell like?
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:23 AM
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They stink ,musky odor from their scent glands and urine. If the breeze is in my face I can smell them. I can also smell them , dead, inside a building.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:43 AM
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It's not hard to smell a buck especially if he is in rut. I've been walking through the woods many times headed to my stand and smell that rutting buck odor and there's no doubt that he was just there or had been through there recently. I've walked up on scrapes and there would be fresh urine in the scrape and that musky goat smell everywhere. It's a very distinct smell.
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Old 10-26-2020, 11:35 PM
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I think the deer smell me long before I get close enough to smell them, dammit.
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