Is my spot cooked?

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  1. eric.landry.7583

    eric.landry.7583 Weekend Warrior

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    So I thought in the spirit of passing on what I'm learning to my oldest son if 8, i'd bring the energetic guy out with me to check our trail cams and scout for rubs and scrapes on this blue law Sunday. Now since it's my very busy hunting spot - (traffic is actually increasing as the days pass which I hope continues) we both showered with scent away soap, wore fresh scent away cloths and made sure we had gloves and hates on as the temps were in the low 40's. But at the first cam - there was nothing, a fat zero of activity. The 2nd cam however had three buck sightings. In my excitement of checking the 2nd cameras card and marking the times the bucks were appearing I didn't notice that my son(doing what most 8 year olds do in the woods of Maine) had decided to relive himself on a tree a grand total of 15 feet from a very fresh scrape. Is my hunting area toast? Am I done. This is my first season ever hunting so this is all new.


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    I don't think it will be as bad as you think. Some people intentionally pee in a scrape. It is urine after all and might increase a bucks curiosity. I think you will be fine.


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    I wouldn't worry about it at all. A lot on here swear by peeing in scrapes or even out of their tree stand. I've personally never seen a deer spook from human urine.
     
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    I try to piss in just about every scrape I find. I have many pics of deer sniffing my personal brand. Load up on water before you head out next time and freshen those scrapes up.
     
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    eric.landry.7583 Weekend Warrior

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    Thanks guys. I sincerely appreciate the quick & reassuring seasoned input.


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    I piss out of my stand sometimes, never seems to bother the deer very much.
     
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    I think you are taking the scent control thing way to far to check chips.
     
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    I had an interesting sit a couple weekends ago. I had changed the chip in the camera on my kill plot. And sprayed the camera down after handling it. Few hours later a see a little fork come walking out of the bedding area to my south heading right into the kill plot. He gets next to the tree the camera is on and stops dead in his tracks. I can see him turn his head and sniff the camera. He then backs up and circles about 10 yards around the camera tree to get into the plot.

    What I don't know, is if he smelled me on the camera, or the spray, but he knew something was out of place.
     
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    I've killed two bucks shortly after peeing out of a treestand. One walked right under me. I think you will be fine.
     
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    Some nitral gloves and clean boots should be enough, but who knows I get away with walking the dogs out every day and no scent precautions.
     
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    I think, for the most part, Urine is urine. I had an instance where I had to get down to pee. I walked about 50 yards away and peed at the base of a tree. An hour or so later, a couple does walked in and actually walked right to the base of the tree to check it out. They were not spooked or even on edge about it.
     
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    Nothing to worry about at at. I can't believe I just responded to another piss thread. I said I was done with them....


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