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    Does chewing gum while hunting scare the deer?

  • #2
    If they smell it then yeah I suppose it may scare them. Depends on the particular deer, if the deer doesn't think it's a threat than they wont be afraid, if the smell makes them nervous then they will bolt. Personally I wouldnt be afraid to chew gum, I chew on gum/beef jerky all the time when hunting.

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    • #3
      Why would you think that?
      Or maybe I should ask exactly how are you chewing on the gum?

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      • #4
        I have heard this about chewing tobacco also. I've never scared a deer because of this and I always chew while hunting.

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        • #5
          If you are just chewing it normally I wouldn't think it would be a pproblem. I chew gum when deer hunting every once in a while.

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          • #6
            I would think the only way it would scare them is if you were popping bubbles.

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            • #7
              I chew doe in heat flavored bubble gum to attract the bucks. They also make a skunk flavor cover gum you might try.

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              • #8
                i have taken cough drops. butterscotch drops/and peppermint,along with an occasional smoke,if your hunting into the wind it doesn't matter

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                • #9
                  try to get ready when you see deer approaching,sounds like your letting them get too close,I try to shoot before they get within an arms length away, good luck

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