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Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby JMAR85 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:32 am

Can vegetation act as a scent barrier? For example, if a buck is downwind of you and there is thick vegetation between you and the buck, can the vegetation act as a scent barrier?

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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby matt1336 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:44 am

Probably not. That buck will be able to tell the difference in what he's smelling. From what I've read, deer will decipher/identify all different kinds of scents that enter their noses. If the air stream enters his nostrils he will smell you. The reaction to your scent might vary given his age and maybe time of year but he will smell you. Playing the wind/air currents is really the only way to keep deer from smelling you.

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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby TNstalker » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:43 am

My buddy has a a theory well he says it's a fact I haven't looked up anything to back it up. But he says scent has to be transferred. Now ur clothes,leaves trees, brush whatever acts as a filter to catch scent molecules floating through the air not all though. Now until ur clothes are soaked the filter will catch most of ur scent once wet that goes out the window. So to answer ur question by what he claims yes an no.

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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby TNstalker » Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:44 am

I would take every precaution with scent. Play wind thermals an wash ur stuff why leave anything to chance u possibly can control.

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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby Rutnstrut » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:04 am

JMAR85 wrote:Can vegetation act as a scent barrier? For example, if a buck is downwind of you and there is thick vegetation between you and the buck, can the vegetation act as a scent barrier?

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I think depending on the lay of the land and what the vegetation is it can affect thermals. But I do not believe it will absorb the scent.
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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby gjs4 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:30 am

Id say now. However be atune to things like golden rod as theyre strong scent. Maybe the one and only time I would consider using it as a cover scent but know anything strong scented like that also releases when you step on it and that's not a good thing.
Green and growing... Or red and rotting
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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby Stanley » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:21 am

I wouldn't hunt the area, in like to forget the wind.
You can fool some of the bucks, all of the time, and fool all of the bucks, some of the time, however you certainly can't fool all of the bucks, all of the time.
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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby Mike » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:42 pm

Barrier? If that means 100% blocking I'd say no. It can filter odor/scent for sure: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrc ... 4p2_012665

The practical take away I get is scent won't carry as far when there is more vegetation vs less.
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Re: Vegetation and scent..

Unread postby msailor » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:56 am

Is vegetation a scent barrier: no. But it can definitely redirect the wind currents. Lots of discussion on this forum about how wind currents behave in relation to vegetation.
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