October 12th, 2010, 09:30 PM
How long does the human scent last in the woods?
from just walking down a trail to get to your blind/stand?
October 12th, 2010, 09:32 PM
someone said on here a couple days or so
October 12th, 2010, 09:34 PM
I have heard up to three days. No idea if it's true or not. As strong as their nose is, it wouldn't surprise me.
October 12th, 2010, 09:36 PM
im not real sure bout human scent, but my dogs ran to a tree the other day that i had tied a hog to 2 weeks ago. they were going nuts tryin to get wind on what direction to go.
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October 12th, 2010, 09:56 PM
I read on a post it lasts about 3 days but that could be wrong.
October 12th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Not really sure. I checked a trail cam Wednesday afternoon. On Saturday morning I watched a doe feeding near the trail cam then she ran a few yards away when she was near the cam. She didn't feed anymore near the cam.
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October 13th, 2010, 12:20 AM
Depends on conditions and other variables. Rain will clean things up. Cold weather means less scent. Deer will also react differently in the big woods where they rarely get human scent, as compared to populated areas where they often come in contact with scent. I got a good lesson about 6 years ago. Watched 3 coyotes hit my scent trail, rubber boots and sprayed down, 6 hours old, they turned tail, run back where they had come from at full speed.
October 13th, 2010, 02:06 AM
this is a debate topic honestly, I really (imo) dont think anyone can give a honest set answer. There would be to many varibles like strength of smell, weather etc etc. I have had many different situations when it comes to scent, I cant just give you one set example. My best advise is to keep any human scent to a minimum. I know it sounds kind of lame, but really it is the easist way
October 13th, 2010, 02:13 AM
Scent stays on the ground and on the things we touch for about 2-3 days. When it rains, it is mostly washed away. Going to my stands, I wear Elimitrax boots and gloves. I spray the bottoms of the boots with deer dander.