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  • Scented drags - I have been trying to get an answer to this question from some educated or knowledgeable source for some time so

    Scented drags - I have been trying to get an answer to this question from some educated or knowledgeable source for some time so please give it your best shot. Does the applied scent (doe pee or other) dissipate appreci ably from the time it is applied to a scented drag device until the time when the hunter reaches his/her desired stand? And, if the answer to that question is the logical "Yes", then when a buck picks up that scent, would he, being of excellent olfactory capabilities, naturally follow the scent in the direction in which it becomes stronger thereby moving in the opposite direction of the hunter? Prior to entering the woods, I take every precaution imaginable to make myself scent free and yet, as you might have guessed, I have had no noticeable positive experience with scented drags and wonder if this might be the reason.

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    I have never used scents or scent blockers, that said, what you are thinking sounds logical to me. try it that way and see what the results are.

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    • #3
      I've never used a scent drag, but the scenario you depict certainly has merit. I'd say that, at best, you have a 50-50 chance of the buck following the trail to you, and the strength of the scent that you mentioned would put in a good worry factor.

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        I've used scent drags in the past more as a boot/ trail cover then with the intent to "bloodhound" a buck to the stand. A tv/pro show did a segment on this, applying scent as he went to the set-up. My thought while watching was as yours, made little since. Maybe early afternoon, heading from your stand out is worth a try? I'm better with hanging a scent wick on a tree branch in hopes he comes to it. No matter the wind favor, your up wind of somewhere!

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          I've used scent drags in the past more as a boot/ trail cover then with the intent to "bloodhound" a buck to the stand. A tv/pro show did a segment on this, applying scent as he went to the set-up. My thought while watching was as yours, made little sense. Maybe early afternoon, heading from your stand out is worth a try? I'm better with hanging a scent wick on a tree branch in hopes he comes to it. No matter the wind favor, your up wind of somewhere!

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