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Thread: Smoking and Stalking

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    Arrow Smoking and Stalking

    I have searched and read the previous posts with great interest, I personally am a smoker and do have a reasonable success rate when out Stalking just wondered how other smokers get on and what the general views on Smoking when out stalking were.
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    Pierre

    Ive been packed up a month and all my bucks seem to have gone on holiday since. Perhaps they enjoyed the smell of royals Might buy 20 on the way up to the farm tonight!! Seriously though i cant imagine a deer being detered by cigarette smoke just another smell to them.

    ATB Steve

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    A dirty filthy habit and it should be banned....

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    Pierre, There has been a couple of times at the end of a stalk when I've relaxed, and had a smoke break that the deer have appeared broad side! Needless to say I changed the focal point of my concentration pretty quickly!

    Watch out when your glassing with your binos though, potentially you could get a pretty painful burn on your eyebrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordersman View Post
    Pierre

    Ive been packed up a month and all my bucks seem to have gone on holiday since. Perhaps they enjoyed the smell of royals Might buy 20 on the way up to the farm tonight!! Seriously though i cant imagine a deer being detered by cigarette smoke just another smell to them.

    ATB Steve
    Thats the way I look at it Steve + plus ive given up and started again so many times ive now given up on giving up the deer dont seem to mind either way,as for your lack of bucks at the moment give it a week or so and they should be back in action with the rut in full swing, any signs of stands on your patch yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DL View Post
    Pierre, There has been a couple of times at the end of a stalk when I've relaxed, and had a smoke break that the deer have appeared broad side! Needless to say I changed the focal point of my concentration pretty quickly!

    Watch out when your glassing with your binos though, potentially you could get a pretty painful burn on your eyebrow!
    Thanks for the heads up but I treat them better than my wife being new and costing me a kings ransom ( you could apply that to either ) and I also do not smoke around any of her bits that may come into contact with my face for the same reason you drew my attention to.

    PS nice choice of caliber I am soon to join the club when my build is complete fingers crossed just waiting for the barrel to come into the country then its down to Mr McKillop to work his magic.
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    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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    Smoking doesn't affect stalking at all,i quite often have a fag on a stalk in and have now mastered shooting with fag in gob both rifles and shotgun but if the winds in the wrong direction even if you smell of roses your'e going to be sussed,i keep trying to give up but i'm crap no will power whatsoever .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawnraider View Post
    Smoking doesn't affect stalking at all,i quite often have a fag on a stalk in and have now mastered shooting with fag in gob both rifles and shotgun but if the winds in the wrong direction even if you smell of roses your'e going to be sussed,i keep trying to give up but i'm crap no will power whatsoever .
    It took a while for this to be added didn't it.
    In the early days of Stalking tests that used to be one of the questions and the answer was that it made no difference as you should always stalk into the wind or the smell would be above the scent line if in a high seat.
    Then it got a bit technical so was probably dropped as it would make all the difference if you were stalking a woodland with glades and 'swirly' winds or if the wind changed suddenly etc etc.

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    Never noticed it making a difference, and you always know where the wind is
    .308, because if I want to watch something run away, I'll take my dog for a walk.

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    I sat in a highseat a couple of nights ago watching 2 spikers (well 1 now actually ) and 2 hinds and they came to within 40 mtrs of me whilst I was having a smoke. They can smell your armpits and feet long before they can smell tobacco smoke. Admittedly the wind was in my favour.

    Rocky
    The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple

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