collapse
LockNLoad Outfitting – Central Alberta Outfitter Be a more successful hunter!

Author Topic: Peeing in the woods?  (Read 6924 times)

Offline pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 25078
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2016, 10:13:55 AM »
A friend of mine guides elk in MT. He turns 80 today. He says human pee has no negative effect on deer or elk.  :dunno:
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline blindluck

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2013
  • Posts: 613
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2016, 10:49:30 AM »
Few years ago late season Mule deer 10 degrees I hiked to my blind only to find all the yellow snow on the rock was licked clean to bare rock. not only does it not bother them they like it!

Offline fishnfur

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2014
  • Posts: 2097
  • Location: longview
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #27 on: October 10, 2016, 01:34:50 PM »
I forgot to add that I've seen many reports of guys peeing off their tree stands during the rut only to have a buck come running in while the hunter still has his pants open.  Apparently the splashy noise makes them think there is another deer close by.  Whether they are looking to fight or hoping to breed - I have no idea. 
“When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.”  - Will Rogers

Offline Jpmiller

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2016
  • Posts: 1093
  • Location: Wilkeson
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #28 on: October 10, 2016, 01:51:27 PM »
We have used it to "bait" deer into our fishing camp during the summer. We learned to do it further from the tents so they don't keep us awake all night.

Offline JDHasty

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 6186
  • Location: Tacoma
  • Groups: NRA Benefactor Member, GOA Life Member, Father of 3 NRA Life Members
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #29 on: October 10, 2016, 02:07:06 PM »
I forgot to add that I've seen many reports of guys peeing off their tree stands during the rut only to have a buck come running in while the hunter still has his pants open.  Apparently the splashy noise makes them think there is another deer close by.  Whether they are looking to fight or hoping to breed - I have no idea.

I've been to that fire

Offline fish vacuum

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2010
  • Posts: 1967
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2016, 09:55:27 PM »
WWBGD?
What would Bear Grylls do?

Offline hollymaster

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2012
  • Posts: 882
  • Location: Enumclaw
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2016, 10:21:44 PM »
Pering is okay just don't drop a deuce where you are planning on hunting
Unless your yote hunting.  :chuckle:

Offline h2ofowlr

  • CHOKED UP TIGHT
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2008
  • Posts: 7921
  • Location: In the "Blind"! Go Cougs!
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2016, 10:48:26 PM »
So this maybe the dumbest question ever but it came to me today while I was in the middle of a clearcut scouting. So here is the question...
If you have the choice would you pee in a clearcut or closer to the road, does it matter?

My thought prosses was that if I pee in the middle of the clear cut I want to hunt that maybe the dear would keep there distance from that point... as a kid my mom always had me pee around the yard to keep the deer out. I now a clear cut is much larger but every little bit helps and we are down to leas than a week to go time can't wait!

From all the years of hiking and backpack along with hunting I have found it doesn't bother them.  Typically where I have gone pee, they deer or elk will go over to it and lick a hole into the ground.  Interesting stuff.
Cut em!
It's not the shells!  It's the shooter!

Offline JDHasty

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 6186
  • Location: Tacoma
  • Groups: NRA Benefactor Member, GOA Life Member, Father of 3 NRA Life Members
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #33 on: October 11, 2016, 08:23:40 AM »
WWBGD?
What would Bear Grylls do?

He would sit down on porcelain to pee. 

Offline huntnphool

  • Chance favors the prepared mind!
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2007
  • Posts: 25585
  • Location: Pacific NorthWest
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #34 on: October 11, 2016, 08:42:55 AM »
Pee wherever you want, doesnt matter at all.

 Just be sure you don't get "kicked in the ice hole."
The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first!

Offline JDHasty

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2015
  • Posts: 6186
  • Location: Tacoma
  • Groups: NRA Benefactor Member, GOA Life Member, Father of 3 NRA Life Members
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2016, 08:49:02 AM »
Pee wherever you want, doesnt matter at all.

 Just be sure you don't get "kicked in the ice hole."

I remember that joke from when I was a kid.  I haven't heard it in 50 plus years

Offline pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 25078
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2016, 08:52:44 AM »
Pee wherever you want, doesnt matter at all.

 Just be sure you don't get "kicked in the ice hole."

I remember that joke from when I was a kid.  I haven't heard it in 50 plus years

My grandmother told me that one back in the 70s. She was a pretty stern old broad but once in a while,... :chuckle:
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline seth30

  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 6384
  • Location: Whidbey Island
  • It's time to HUNT!
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2016, 07:06:14 AM »
I do it in a bottle then leave the bottle in the nearest Prius or Subaru :tup:
Rather be dead than cool.
Kurt Cobain

Offline Greg Mullins

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: May 2011
  • Posts: 300
  • Location: Spanaway WA
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #38 on: September 27, 2017, 08:24:44 PM »
Ok no BS. I pissed on a deer from my treestand it did nothing but shake like a dog and smell it . Then it started eating

Offline Thehowler

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 653
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #39 on: September 27, 2017, 08:46:55 PM »
I'm satisfied with that experiment. :chuckle:

Offline Jason

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 2684
  • Location: Camas
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #40 on: September 27, 2017, 09:15:47 PM »
During the high hunt we had deer in our camp at night  chewing up the ground where we were peeing.

Offline Seahawk12

  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2014
  • Posts: 2770
  • Location: Kirkland
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #41 on: September 27, 2017, 09:23:39 PM »
I read an article on this very subject a few weeks ago.
The conclusion of it was that human urine is a mild deer attractant.
"I make up my opinions from facts and reasoning, and not to suit any body but myself. If people don't like my opinions, it makes little difference as I don't solicit their opinions or votes."
William Tecumseh Sherman

Offline Mudman

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2012
  • Posts: 3957
  • Location: Valley of Rocks!
  • Go Hawks!
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #42 on: September 27, 2017, 10:15:35 PM »
The reason hunters who put lot of time in treestands are successful is because at some point they peed out of stand thus attracting a deer..  :o
Drain The Swamp!!!

Offline Duckslayer89

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2712
  • Location: Orting
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2017, 10:55:36 PM »
Ok no BS. I pissed on a deer from my treestand it did nothing but shake like a dog and smell it . Then it started eating

 :chuckle: that's great

Offline Sitka_Blacktail

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Dec 2011
  • Posts: 2230
  • Location: Hoquiam, WA
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2017, 11:08:17 PM »
A friend of mine guides elk in MT. He turns 80 today. He says human pee has no negative effect on deer or elk.  :dunno:

I have a friend who is an awesome wildlife photographer and hunter and is also on this site, who puts up a rubbing post to attract big bucks. He has a game cam trained on it. One of the things he does to attract deer to the post is pee on it. He says it really works. Maybe he will chime in.
A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears. ~ Michel de Montaigne

Offline luckyman

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • *
  • Join Date: Nov 2011
  • Posts: 281
  • Location: mount vernon
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2017, 05:23:52 AM »
I picked a spot to test this a while back. I hung a trail cam on a tree in an average spot. I peed  about 20 feet in front of the cam. Every 2 weeks when checking my cam I re-peed. After a year the ground  was beat to bare dirt and I had thousands of picture of deer bear coyote bobcat racoon squires etc.
They were sniffing or peeing in that spot.  I have kill a bear from a blind where I peed 30 yards out in my shooting lane. He came in sniffed, I shot.
Always take a full bladder with you.
I'm not sure.

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 10719
  • Location: The valley
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #46 on: September 28, 2017, 05:25:46 AM »
Your right on the opening line

Offline Okanagan

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Nov 2010
  • Posts: 302
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #47 on: September 28, 2017, 08:00:15 AM »
I read an article on this very subject a few weeks ago.
The conclusion of it was that human urine is a mild deer attractant.

Interesting anecdotes, especially the "mineral lick" spot that developed where someone peed repeatedly in the same place.  Alpine deer and mountain goats appear to be after the salt in human urine.   Have had bucks and goats march right up to me and crowd me to finish so that they can lick.

Beyond that it gets complicated with territory marking, leaving an I.D calling card, sex, plus probably other factors scrambled in there for many kinds of animals.  I.e.  Tracks in snow showed where a wolf diverted from its line of travel down a road to pee on the same spot that I had two hours earlier.   I.e. In northern BC while hiking solo I took a leak when a caribou cow was about 30 yards from me.  She stared, carefully aligned herself straight toward me and squatted to pee while keeping her eyes locked on mine.  Hmmm...  so the next day I did the same as an experiment with a herd of four caribou inside of 40 yards.  The biggest cow did the same routine...  I have no idea.   :dunno:

That said, I still try to avoid pee scent near where I plan to sit or hunt repeatedly. 

I considered replying to the title of this thread by merely saying, "No."   :)

Offline pianoman9701

  • Mushroom Man
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+2)
  • Legend
  • *
  • Join Date: Mar 2011
  • Posts: 25078
  • Location: Vancouver USA
  • NRA Life, MH, WFW, CCRKBA, NAGR, RMEF, WSB
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #48 on: September 28, 2017, 08:07:12 AM »
An old friend who still guides elk camps at 81 in MT once told me that human urine is an effective cover scent for elk hunting - pee on your boots. I don't know about the different species of other deer, but I can't imagine it's too different.  :dunno:
"Restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens based on the actions of criminals and madmen will have no positive effect on the future acts of criminals and madmen. It will only serve to reduce individual rights and the very security of our republic." - Pianoman

Offline Skyvalhunter

  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2007
  • Posts: 10719
  • Location: The valley
Re: Peeing in the woods?
« Reply #49 on: September 28, 2017, 08:11:17 AM »
Another reason for the old saying "Just piss on it"

 

* Recent Topics

First archery deer (1/2 hopefully) by tgomez
[Today at 02:01:28 AM]


3nails opening day blacktail by tgomez
[Today at 01:53:30 AM]


Washington State Mule Deer Hunting Future (poll) by tgomez
[Today at 01:43:25 AM]


First Lite Gear UPDATED by jgeorgio
[Today at 12:28:09 AM]


Bumping-Bethel Rdg-Soup Crk..does anyone know by Jonesin61
[Yesterday at 11:31:34 PM]


Commercial Fishing by Sitka_Blacktail
[Yesterday at 11:24:02 PM]


pearrygin by Cervid
[Yesterday at 10:56:11 PM]


Opening day Early Muzz. by Stein
[Yesterday at 10:50:17 PM]


2017 Tag soup club by Tiger1358
[Yesterday at 10:46:28 PM]


Mossberg 930 Waterfowl 12 Gauge (Brand New) for sale by Tiger1358
[Yesterday at 10:39:31 PM]


First bear ever - BIG boar down! by carpsniperg2
[Yesterday at 10:33:11 PM]


Getting excited yet? by jagermiester
[Yesterday at 10:04:34 PM]


2017 Deer, post them here (photos & stats) by snowshoes22
[Yesterday at 10:02:05 PM]


30"? by Gonehuntin01
[Yesterday at 10:01:43 PM]


Deposit down on my next Lab by syoungs
[Yesterday at 09:50:44 PM]


Howa rifles by riverrun
[Yesterday at 09:47:14 PM]


How often do you replace strings? by lokidog
[Yesterday at 09:42:14 PM]


Need some blacktail advice and motivation by JimmyHoffa
[Yesterday at 09:42:04 PM]


Got an OIL permit long before I'm due..... by ghostshell
[Yesterday at 09:35:13 PM]


Found**** hunting rifle by Skillet
[Yesterday at 09:32:00 PM]