Chewing tobacco while sitting in the stand

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  1. Don't Poke the Bear

    Don't Poke the Bear Weekend Warrior

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    Hey guys, I'm sure this question gets asked a lot, but I'm new so I thought I'd bring it up. Has anyone ever noticed whether chewing tobacco hurts your chances of killing a deer? I cant hunt or fish without it, so its coming with me in the stand. Throwing in a dip helps me calm down and focus. I was just wondering if its going to negatively affect the hunt. would it make a difference if I spit into a bottle or on the ground? Let me know what you guys think
     
  2. tynimiller

    tynimiller Legendary Woodsman

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    You'll have guys state deer have come up and lick the spots they've spit it and such.....me I don't chew, but if I did I wouldn't think of doing it while trying to go after mature bucks. Just what I'm after and it isn't something I'm going to allow to stop that.
     
  3. Mad Mike

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    I'm gonna have to try this out myself, don't want to ruin
    bow season by going through cigarette withdrawals!
    I'd definitely use a bottle, maybe packed with baking soda.
     
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    vectrix27 Weekend Warrior

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    I dip, and i used to spit on the ground until i had some deer sniff around where i spit and freak out. I would recommend spitting in a bottle.
     
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    My buddy and i do it and he has shot deer with one in. I have had deer down wind of me and they didn't seem to bother. Also a buddy i know, when it comes to deer hunting he will switch to an Apple flavor. Not sure if you would consider that baiting or not haha.
     
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    I don't think I've ever sat in my stand without a "chaw" in my lip. Never had any issues with it spooking deer.
     
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    I love throwin in a dip while in the stand.
     
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    Yep, a bottle with some baking soda inside works wonders. Just be sure you're dipping straight or something like that. Lay off the Wintergreen, Mint, etc.
     
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    I am a can a day of kodiak user never sat with out it. Use a bottle and when I feel it is prime time I take it out and pop in some gumoflage I believe it's called.
     
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    Bowhunter29 Weekend Warrior

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    cope straight is what i throw in while in the stand. and on the way to school hahaha
     
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    Treehopper Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I just think the less scent the better.
     
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    Use to chew, been quit for close to a month now, but when I did chew I never did it in stand just want to minimize as much movement as possible
     
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    Just quit and wondering how I will pass the time in the stand not doin dip I'm going to be going nuts I've always dipped in the stand!!!
     
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    Im a Copenhagen man. When it comes time to sit. Its Skoal Apple. They tend to stop and sniif around to the apple better than Copenhagen.
     
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    I think the whole "Skoal Apple" deserves it's own thread. I'd love to see some research on this or atleast hear from more hunters who have tried it.
     
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    i dip in the stand and never have had any trouble.
     
  17. Don't Poke the Bear

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    thanks for your input fellas. I'm not much of a fan of skoal apple, it reminds me of when i was 17 and puked my guts up from it. I think i'll bring a can of grizzly straight with me and spit into a bottle
     
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    Every deer I have shot, I have been chewing Copenhagen long cut when I let the arrow fly. Never had a problem yet, but I don't spit after the first minute of throwing one in. I tried the Skoal apple thing, but I just can't stay away from the Copenhagen


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    Forget the bottle or spitting on the ground. Just be a man and swallow your tobacco spit, it'll put hair on your chest.
     
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    ... And barf on your tree stand! If you're me... :lol:
     

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