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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.
 

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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.
 
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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.
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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.
 

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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.:surprise2:
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.
 

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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.
 

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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.:wink2:
 
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