Is it effective to hang my hunting clothes in the field so deer will become conditioned to my scent?

By Grant Woods,

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My boss who is from Canada. Told me to hang clothing in the field so deer can get use to my scent. Have you ever done/ heard of this? Thanks


It would be more effective to hang your hunting clothes (especially after you have worn/sweated in them) in the field and very close to a feeder.  This would potentially condition deer to associate your odor with the reward of food with no threat.  Most deer know human odor and associate it with danger.  The goal is to be odorless or hunt where deer associate the area with safety or benefit (such as food, cover, or water).  

Conditioning deer to associate your odor with food would be much more effective than simply conditioning deer to your odor.  

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