Do I really stink that bad?
I've been concerned with the amount of deer that are winding me with 'no real reason to." Of course they always have a reason, but...
For example, I've been down hunting a Kentucky lease for the past few days. Last night I hunted a field edge with thick woods surrounding me. I had several deer work about 100 yards above me. I checked my wind and it was blowing out across the field in the opposite direction of them, but after 10 minutes or so, they got all antsy and snorted, and then ran back into the woods. I got my binoculars on them before they ran, and they were all looking right at me. I was extremely careful to only move slow and I had great cover, so I don't know how they could have seen me. I checked my wind right after they ran and I was still upwind. I had another deer working into bow range that was also upwind and snorted at me. She might have seen me moving because I didn't see her until it was too late, but again, the tree has outstanding cover. Finally, past dark, I had a deer absolutely light up the whole hollow. The deer came from behind me and again, my wind was still not blowing that way. It could have seen me, but it was way past dark and the tree I was in was big enough to hide my whole frame.
I frequently wash my cloths in scent free detergent and spray myself down with Scent Killer before each hunt. All my hunting cloths are kept seperated from other cloths in a plastic box.
I do what I can to minimize odor but it seems to not be working. Maybe I'm moving around more than I think i am and misjudging how easily deer can pick you out, but I don't don't that's the case. Anyone else got any ideas or advice to offer?
Thanks in advance