Sure deer get used to human odor around houses, bike paths, hiking trails, and farms.but let them smell human odor where there normally isn't any and they associate that to danger. Mature bucks i don't believe will tolerate human scent period. via
Are deer afraid of human scent?
Deer are not afraid of human scent unless it appears at the wrong place and wrong time. If the deer live in proximity to humans they come in your yard. However if they smell you in a new spot where you don't belong they become alarmed. via
How long can a deer smell human scent?
Estimates state that a whitetail deer can detect human scent for up to 10 days after it's left. via
Will deer smell where you walked?
ANSWER: Under normal conditions, a deer can smell a human that is not making any attempt to hide its odor at least 1/4 mile away. If the scenting conditions are perfect (humid with a light breeze), it can even be farther. So they are pretty impressive. via
Do deer travel the same path every day?
They leave their home going to a place they know they can feed and then walk back home. As long as this continues to be a safe place for them, they will continue to walk along this same path every single day. Of course throughout the year, depending on what the deer are doing it may be more or less frequent. via
Does human urine spook deer?
“But it's unlikely deer associate human urine with humans, unless a human leaves their scent behind along with the urine.” Miller agrees. “Deer aren't genetically programmed to be able to identify human urine. via
Do deer recognize human faces?
Yes they can remember. via
Do deer remember being shot at?
The deer came back — it just took a little longer than usual. “Gunshots, especially one shot, scare deer far less than many hunters believe,” says Kip Adams. He says a buck clipped with a bullet will likely be back in the same area where you missed him at some point in the season. via
Will deer come back after they smell you?
Spooked deer will return to their bedding area, but when they return depends on how much the intrusion frightened them. If they can't pinpoint the threat, they'll likely return sooner than if they saw or smelled you. via
Does rain wash away deer scent?
Wind and rain can affect how long scents linger. Scents can disappear quickly on hot, dry days because air currents carry scents away. On the other hand, scents linger longer on cool, wet days — especially on or near the ground. Heavy rains wash away odors and winds carry odors over a broader area. via
What does it mean when a deer stares at you?
When a deer is staring at you, it is also assessing your general movements. If you make a rapid movement the deer is likely to flee unless it feels you are far enough away to pose no risk. If you are a hunter, when a deer stares at you, the game is up, and the deer knows you are there. via
Can deer smell cigarette smoke?
Research has shown that a deer's sense of smell is anywhere from 500 to 1,000 times better than a human's. Yes, a deer can smell cigarette smoke. There is no doubt that a deer can and will smell cigarette smoke. via
What do deer do when they smell you?
When a deer breathes, it automatically detects various smells in the air, including human scent. A deer has one more weapon in its sniffing arsenal – its brain. A significant portion of a deer's brain is devoted to deciphering smells. The brain acts like a super computer, interpreting the faintest of scents. via
Do deer know they are being hunted?
Re: How does a deer know its being hunted??
Animals survive on instinct. Deer certainly notice humans taking notice of them. via
Where do deer go at night?
Deer usually hunker down in areas where they aren't visible or exposed. Tall grasses, brush and dense foliage are all preferred spots, as they at least partially hide the animal away from easy visibility at night. via