scent wicks - The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community
 9Likes
  • 3 Post By bobdoo
  • 1 Post By Dogface
  • 2 Post By Flint Lock
  • 1 Post By Potter Co. Joe
  • 2 Post By Woodland Warrior
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Keymar, MD
Posts: 1,700
Back To Top
scent wicks

After your hunt is over do you pack your scent wicks in or just let them hang? My dad and I hunt private land, I pack my in, but he lets his hang and puts more scent on them the next time he hunts.

You can't bag a big one if your not out tryin
BuckFever101 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-11-2019, 07:07 PM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: conestoga,pa/Mills,Pa
Posts: 1,761
Back To Top
only down side of letting it hang is possibly blowing away .but in my opinion it really doesn't matter since it is private land
NorthernPotterCo is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 09:43 AM
Part of the Community
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: New Jersey flatlander
Posts: 244
Back To Top
I always take mine with me. I don't want them getting used to them. I want it to be something special when I put them out.
bobdoo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-12-2019, 10:52 AM
The Man
 
Dogface's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Sullivan County or SEPA
Posts: 9,032
Back To Top
If I was going to hunt the same location the next day I would refresh them and leave them. If not I take them.

BTW I use mine for range markers in addition to be attractors. I set them at a known distance and then if they gets a deer's attention I know what distance to shoot for.
NorthernPotterCo likes this.
Dogface is online now  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 11:37 PM
Hooked on HuntingPa
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5B & 4B
Posts: 381
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobdoo View Post
I always take mine with me. I don't want them getting used to them. I want it to be something special when I put them out.
+1
To my way of thinking, if you have estrous on a sent wick and leave it out while you're not there, a buck might come through looking for that doe that he smells, and when he doesn't find the doe he will move on. If he comes back, he might remember that particular scent didn't produce for him and keep on going. Maybe I am giving the buck too much credit, but why take a chance when you can drop the wick into a zip-lock bag and save it for the next hunt?

Last week after I got home I remembered that I forgot to pack in a scent wick I had hanging near my stand with estrous. I got back in my truck and went all the way back out to my stand (20 minutes) to retrieve it, because I didn't want the bucks getting used to it while I wasn't there.
Potter Co. Joe and bobdoo like this.

Last edited by Flint Lock; 11-13-2019 at 11:40 PM.
Flint Lock is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 05:04 AM
Regular Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: conestoga,pa/Mills,Pa
Posts: 1,761
Back To Top
Dogface and Flint Lock both of your posts makes sense ,thanks
NorthernPotterCo is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 08:23 AM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bucks County, PA 2G 5D
Posts: 4,760
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobdoo View Post
I always take mine with me. I don't want them getting used to them. I want it to be something special when I put them out.
Exactly , I also think they get smart to them knowing when they pick up that scent there is nothing there or new to draw them in.
Just like more and more times you see Deer looking up at treestands in areas with a lot of pressure.
Even with curiousity scents, your taking away the element of surprise by leaving them out.
The only time I've left them out is when I forgot them.
bobdoo likes this.

Potter County
Gods Country USA

Last edited by Potter Co. Joe; 11-14-2019 at 08:25 AM.
Potter Co. Joe is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 08:28 AM
Frequent Contributor
 
Woodland Warrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 825
Back To Top
If you leave rhem hang another hunter will see your spot. Just saying. Ive had a stabd stolen before so I'm real cautious now. Also if you leave them hang there your only putting scent in the air and your not there to hunt it.

A bad day in the woods is better than a good day at work!
Woodland Warrior is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-15-2019, 06:36 PM
Diehard Outdoorsman
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Bucks County, PA 2G 5D
Posts: 4,760
Back To Top
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dogface View Post
If I was going to hunt the same location the next day I would refresh them and leave them. If not I take them.

BTW I use mine for range markers in addition to be attractors. I set them at a known distance and then if they gets a deer's attention I know what distance to shoot for.
Good point, I've used them for yardage markers myself in the past.

Potter County
Gods Country USA
Potter Co. Joe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The HuntingPA.com Outdoor Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in













Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome