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Apparently I'm doing this wrong
Scent control, washing clothes every few days, on stand an hour before daylight, my list goes on and on...
:) Two of the busiest deer sits I ever had I was smoking a cigar. Both late season. One was a bow hunt, and I think I saw 40+ deer from my stand. No shots fired
The second was a late season muzzleloader hunt, and while smoking my big cigar I saw 60+ deer, and then killed a 140 inch 5 year old. Had to put the cigar down to shoot the buck :)
Its not the first time arrow shafts been use for rattling... Years ago a Barry Wensel video of him improvising tickling fiberglass arrow shafts together trying to simulate rattling to get attention of a buck... Could be done with carbon shafts of today...
I smoke in stand in fact this year I was on the ground and had a total of 8 bears come in over the course of a week and not one winded me. I did quit for one season and I did not see a single deer. Started smoking the next season again and saw deer!
It’s kind’a like being in an African blind and lighting up the Zebra dung.
and some deer are just plain dumb ... there are ignorant stupid humans, there are ignorant stupid deer ... for bucks, they show it during the rut ... as for the smoking nonsense....not me, ever... it will kill ya ..
In 2001 I was hunting a good buck with double drop times in Illinois I seen on several sits.
Another guy hunted the same property. He took his girlfriend to a 2 person ladder stand they had. Together they drank beer from the 12 pack they took with them. They both smoked like chimneys as well. That evening he arrowed that buck at 30 yards.
Rod, do you roll that zebra dung in a ZigZag, or smoke it in a pipe.
One of the best elk bowhunters I ever knew swore that smoking weed in the woods attracted elk. Couldn't argue with his phenomenal success.
I had a buddy that shot a few deer when he had a joint going... he is convinced that pot smoke attracts them. Cant argue with success....
My brother-in-law`s friend hunted a ground blind after work....a mechanic. He was drinking a 6 pack....he got bored and started blowing his grunt call like a kazoo. A 140" class whitetail walks in and he shoots it with his bow at 8 yards.
so there is some proof, some people can be both stupid and lucky at the same time ..
Doobies won't attract deer in ETexas. Gotta be meth........
Nothing but the Tree Thrasher for me.
Don’t forget your tissues, Genesis!
You will never find someone who consistently kills mature bucks that smokes or hunts out of a ladder stand with his girlfriend. If you want to rely on pure luck to kill one and only do it once in your life, that is a good plan. Because there are so many variables in deer hunting, anything can work but if you want to be consistent you better do what the successful guys do.
Deer do love young, outdoor grow-ops.