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I said [u:2kwdos80]no [/u:2kwdos80]having hunted feeder locations many times, 99% of the time the deer approach the area from down wind. So if they were going to get any of your scent, they would have already detected it. My important measures are minimizing as much of my scent as possible, leaving as little scent as possible on the way to my stand especially when there is no other option but to cross deer trails. And using a cover scent 100% of the time setup around me once I am in the stand. When the deer are around feeders they are walking all around the area many times in a 20 to 30 yard radius around the feeder, so it is almost certain they will hit your trail. I just make sure to spray down my boots well before walking in. Never use white lights when walking into a stand, use colored LED lights and point them at the ground when walking in, not 30 yards in front of you. Animals will only catch the light if they see the LED in the reflector, but if there are deer nearby I try to use mainly the moon light if it is out and the path is wide. In the past I found that if you flip on a white light when entering tree areas every bird in the area will start 'sounding the alarm' so to speak. I have never had any luck hunting when the birds are making noise like that. Sometimes I've found it harder keeping the birds from getting spooked by your presence in the trees than the deer since your at the birds level in the trees. That and since we have so few trees in West Texas its like every bird roosts in the trees your hunting down here.
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