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    Not sure if this is a stupid question, while deer hunting will the breath of a hunter contribute to spooking the dear or the deer smelling you?
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    I say YES
    When I eat Spicy Mexican Food, My friends and Girlfriend says they can smell onions on my breath later that day and even the next morning after Brushing my teeth at night and Morning and they say a deer can smell 10'000 times better than humans so my opinion is yes. I have seen deer check the wind over 100 yards away...Do they smell me???Not sure, BUT my Ex-Father-in-law parks his ATV under his box stand and kills nice deer and its got to have a little gas and oil smell to it you would think?
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    ATV
    I always wondered if the deer could smell ATV's or hear them coming.
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    YES
    YES to that. Breath is scent and guess what else....on cold days it's visable movement when your breath is fogging the air!
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    Yes
    I agree with GT and Viper. Keep your mouth closed or spray a little buck estrus or buck urine in your mouth... haha jk
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    breath.
    ive got a activated charcoal head cover that i wear when its cold enough for breath to fog. It makes my breath go into my coveralls and it helps keep me warm too. its supposed to filter the air with the charcoal in it.
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    Breath
    Yea i agree with the other guys on here about them being able to see your breath in a tree and spooking but as far as smell I have to respectfully disagree. If youre on the ground and them being right on top of you maybe but being 15 20 feet up a tree Id have to say no. I dip all the time when I hunt and have seen deer all year. I have even had a small 8 10 feet from my stand while i was spittin.
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    Breath---Sweat it out LOL
    Never really paid much attention to my breath spooking a deer but then again...When you have killed as many deer as i have, The heavy breathing goes away LOL... I'm Just kidding. A few years ago i seen some gum by Realtree made for hunters LOL...NO!! i didn't by any but i do eat alot of Green Apple Jolly Ranchers during deer season. And Chevyman70...I have rode a ATV so close to deer i could spit on them...Its when you stop it or cut the engine off that freaks them out...My Ex Father-in-law swears that the deer know that when they hear his Honda, It means that there is fresh corn on the ground....Kind makes sense.
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    Breath and ATV
    Odor in the mouth is just like odor anywhere else on your body. The only advantage is that you can keep your mouth closed and trap the odor in side. If a deer can smell B.O. on the rest of your body it is only natural that they can smell your mouths odor if it is released. Young deer might not pay any attention to what comes out of your mouth but they also may not pay attention to if you had just bathed with old spice and the wind was blowing it right to them. Some deer are just plain stupid or curious depending on how you want to look at it. But think of it like this, if a deer can still smell you when a human can't smell anything on you at all I'm pretty sure they are going to take notice to some breath that someone can smell when you've got your mouth open. It's only common sense to think that and if you look at human charts showing where the strongest areas for scent are the mouth is as strong as the arm pit or the crotch. I have spit regular spit on a young buck that was standing under my tree but this young buck put his nose to the ground and followed my exact trail in so he obviously wasn't the brightest crayon in the box himself. I think what it really comes down to is the deer. I have killed deer when I know I didn't smell good and the wind wasn't in my favor and then there has been times I have done everything right and still some how they wind me.

    As far as motor noise I have seen many a deer in shotgun range just stand there and watch me. I have done this driving trucks, 4 wheelers, tractors, and golf carts by deer and it's not uncommon for me to park and come back out after hunting and have a group of deer standing by the vehicle. In fact some of the bucks I shot this year just stood and watched me ride by one night on the tractor not 70 yards away. I have them on trail camera looking as I drive by and they didn't appear to be phased one bit. And to top that off I had a fire about 150 yards from them and we had music and everything playing and there are pictures of the deer standing with their rears turned towards the camera and they are all watching me and my friends.
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    Come to think of it
    SawMill Man...My favorite bow stand is in the shadows of the city limits and about 300 yards from a neighborhood and i see alot of deer here and i can smell BBQ Grills, Hear Kids playing and even had a couple love birds walking my atv trail holding hands 1 afternoon...They walked within 50 yards of me and never knew i was sitting 30 foot above them. My point is this...I know i get away with alot because the deer are used to the sights,sounds and smells of humans in this area. The year before last i had 4 velvet bucks come by on opening day and i shot the biggest(8 Pointer) and it died 20 yards from me and the other 3 bucks continued milling around for 45 minutes...Now i was sweating and even dropped my hat hoping they would get a little scent and move off. They eventually moved off and i climbed down to walk to the house to get Honda and the same 3 bucks walked out in front of me at 20 yards on the ATV path and just stared at me LOL...Now my other stands i think they can sense when i'm in them, even my box stands....But I have also seen deer clear out of a field just because you let off the gas lol
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    You're right
    I understand and agree with you 100% on that. We have houses that border us and if i'm hunting near them I can get away with a lot more. Wouldn't you say though that if you're around deer that aren't used to humans in an area that they would more likely be more aware of unfamilar smells? And wouldn't the season affect how alert the deer will be towards smells. I know my dad has told me many times that during bow season the deer never pay any attention to his scent but come gun season in the same stand if they even get a whif of his scent they are gone.
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    something that helps me
    I'm not a rep for nullo but i've used it during hunting season and it has help me a lot. it's a pill that you take to get rid of your breath and body odors. i've used nullo for 5 yrs with scent cover and haven't been busted but once only. i had deer walk right under my stand down wind. it helped me took the biggest buck of my life...a 146 inch B&C class deer.
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    Scent
    SawMill Man..Ask your Dad this...Usually during Bow season its warm and sometimes just HOT so in MY opinion...As the day warms up your scent will rise as the temperature rises...Like fog/steam does on a pond/lake in early morning and settles as the Temps drop and since its usually colder during Gun season your scent doesn't rise as much because the Temperature don't. I know i have been busted far more in the evening hours than Morning and this has always been my theory...Does he feel this way? I dont wear scent-lok but do wear Xsystem base layers and normal camo and use scent away alot...Also i pointed out to a friend of mine once that was wearing scent-lok but his rifle smelled like WD-40 and it was strong.....Like we have Talked about before...Best Scent is NO scent.
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    I have seen both
    First off I hunt next to some hog houses so you know it smells quite nice to begin with. Haha. I mean the deer out there honestly vary by the day. Last week i went out there with scent free clothes and scent killer spray, deer got downwind smelled me and ran. The week before I got off work at my christmas tree lot and went into my stand smelling like xmas tree. Four big does came out 100yds away from me downwind walked straight toward me with the wind blowing from me straight to them. And the guy who hunt the property as well has shot deer and mad more deer show up while he's been having a cigarette so I have absolutely no idea what to figure Haha
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    Scent
    GT... my dad has said more less the same thing as far as the morning hunts and evening hunts go. Scent goes up in the morning and scent pools in the evening is what he says.
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    SMELL
    I have shot deer while i was smoking and i been dusted smoking, and not smoking
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    smell
    I know guys that smoke an dip an stand and kill big deer every year. Also if you use hoppes to clean your gun it smells so strong I can smell it 30 yards away. I've been busted up wind , down wind, an before I ever saw a deer.. Also been in woods straight from work no scent killer no nothing an killed bucks so its mainly to me a marketing gadget to get you to buy scent lok an scent blocker in my opionion. But I as well wear scentblocker clothing so its all up to you in the long run.,
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    Bad Breath
    Yes Your Mouth Gives off the strongest oder. I Chew tobacco, but I Use Hunters specailties Breath mints they are good, i think they help cover Your Breath.
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