I am aware that deer can detect smells up to a mile away and that smell and sound are their main senses.
I stalk one area where I lie up on a valley side with great views but the wind is always on my back. I cannot approach into the wind due to the terrain and some of the ground downwind is not on my lease.
Sometimes the wind blows my scent over the valley and I am able to take animals in the bottom other times it swirls around.
If deer relate human scent with danger and flee, could I mask my stationary presence with say an aniseed spray onto a nearby bush? Might the aniseed mask my scent or would it pin point my exact position to the quarry?
Just a mad thought