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Title: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Soundbite on October 09, 2016, 05:18:19 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!
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: vandeman17 on October 09, 2016, 05:20:43 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!

If possible, try not to pee where you plan to hunt. If I have to per where I am hunting, I try to at least kick a little hole and then cover it. I will even sometimes break a few branches and lay it over the top
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: northwesthunter84 on October 09, 2016, 05:22:40 PM
So in the Midwest I know guys that pee in mock scrapes. With all the rain either way it wouldn't matter.  I have never had an issue, other predators pee in the clear cut.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: KFhunter on October 09, 2016, 05:23:15 PM
The deer will lick your urine for the salt, don't worry about it.  Lot of claims show they're attracted to it but I think it's just our salty diet they want. 


I wouldn't pee in my deer stand or ground blind and usually go on the road before I dive over into the brush.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Bigshooter on October 09, 2016, 05:29:26 PM
The deer will lick your urine for the salt, don't worry about it.  Lot of claims show they're attracted to it but I think it's just our salty diet they want. 


I wouldn't pee in my deer stand or ground blind and usually go on the road before I dive over into the brush.

I have seen deer lick my pee.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: WapitiTalk1 on October 09, 2016, 05:35:47 PM
Yep, not a problem to whizz around deer; won't scare em off contrary to popular opinion.  MD are the biggest whizz lickers of them all. Pee well away from your tent in MD country or its like putting salt blocks out and they will keep you awake at night.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: YoungFowler on October 09, 2016, 05:36:42 PM
The deer will lick your urine for the salt, don't worry about it.  Lot of claims show they're attracted to it but I think it's just our salty diet they want. 


I wouldn't pee in my deer stand or ground blind and usually go on the road before I dive over into the brush.

I have seen deer lick my pee.
Yeah I thought deer would be attracted to the salt like mountain goats are.


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Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: PolarBear on October 09, 2016, 05:40:44 PM
Pering is okay just don't drop a deuce where you are planning on hunting
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: BULLBLASTER on October 09, 2016, 06:10:28 PM
I usually pee from my treestand, and also pee in the corner of my ground blind. Never seen it make a difference. Once my pee became a buck scrape over night.

Like pb said don't drop a d from the stand!  :dunno:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: JDHasty on October 09, 2016, 06:19:26 PM
I usually pee from my treestand, and also pee in the corner of my ground blind. Never seen it make a difference. Once my pee became a buck scrape over night.

Like pb said don't drop a d from the stand!  :dunno:

 :yeah:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Eli346 on October 09, 2016, 07:16:20 PM
Pee wherever you like. I've seen them walk right up to it and smell it without any concern at all!
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: NOCK NOCK on October 09, 2016, 07:18:56 PM
The deer will lick your urine for the salt, don't worry about it.  Lot of claims show they're attracted to it but I think it's just our salty diet they want. 


I wouldn't pee in my deer stand or ground blind and usually go on the road before I dive over into the brush.

I have seen deer lick my pee.


On the ground?  :yike:        :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: rickomatic on October 09, 2016, 08:56:55 PM
I pee ON the deer to exert dominance........
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: JimmyHoffa on October 09, 2016, 09:07:21 PM
best place is on the locks on the gates
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Buckmark on October 09, 2016, 09:16:05 PM
Pack it in pack it out, bring some quart ziplocks with you  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Bango skank on October 09, 2016, 09:17:53 PM
Pee wherever you want, doesnt matter at all.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: luteai on October 09, 2016, 09:43:57 PM
"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..."

So if you don't want the spouse hunting...

Sorry, couldn't pass it up!
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: rtspring on October 09, 2016, 09:46:06 PM
Upstream from Coach :chuckle:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: scoutdog346 on October 09, 2016, 09:49:08 PM
I try not to do it but one time i pooped on the side of a logging road BT hunting with my bow and i saw a few doe on the way back hanging less then 5 yards from my poop.  But i think that was a freak situation.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: ghosthunter on October 09, 2016, 09:56:10 PM
When hunting in a ground blind I pee in a 2 gal ip lock bag.


On the way out I empty he bag near where my partners are hunting.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Special T on October 09, 2016, 09:58:55 PM
I try to pee on rocks. If your scouting for mountain goats it's probably the best thing you can do to up your odds of seeing them. Not to mention they will dig BIG willows trying to find more.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: fishnfur on October 10, 2016, 12:01:46 AM
I think there were a couple of studies in the Midwest on whether deer would stay away from a mock scrape with human pee sprayed on it.  The bucks showed no difference in marking those scrapes compared to real scrapes.  Apparently, as noted above, they don't freak out about human urine.

That begs the question, why spend $6 a bottle for buck or elk urine to spray on yourself when you can just piss your pants before you hit the woods?   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Old Man Yager on October 10, 2016, 08:40:43 AM
I've had deer and elk watch me pee, they didn't seem to have a problem with it!! 😂😂
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: JDHasty on October 10, 2016, 08:47:29 AM
I think there were a couple of studies in the Midwest on whether deer would stay away from a mock scrape with human pee sprayed on it.  The bucks showed no difference in marking those scrapes compared to real scrapes.  Apparently, as noted above, they don't freak out about human urine.

That begs the question, why spend $6 a bottle for buck or elk urine to spray on yourself when you can just piss your pants before you hit the woods?   :chuckle:

I have had blacktails, shy from an apple that I had picked up and tossed to what I thought was a better spot, but I've never had one even show the least concern over a spot I took a leak at and that includes mature bucks.  They either seem attracted to it or they just don't care. 
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Smoke on October 10, 2016, 09:51:16 AM
back in the day... before we had all these store bought scents for hunting... lots a people would make mock scrapes and pee in em... of find an active scrape and pee in it... they killed deer all the time...  I wouldn't worry about it at all...
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: pianoman9701 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:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: blindluck 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!
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: fishnfur 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. 
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Jpmiller 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.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: JDHasty 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
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: fish vacuum on October 10, 2016, 09:55:27 PM
WWBGD?
What would Bear Grylls do?
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: hollymaster 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:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: h2ofowlr 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.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: JDHasty on October 11, 2016, 08:23:40 AM
WWBGD?
What would Bear Grylls do?

He would sit down on porcelain to pee. 
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: huntnphool 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."
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: JDHasty 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
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: pianoman9701 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:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: seth30 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:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Greg Mullins 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
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Thehowler on September 27, 2017, 08:46:55 PM
I'm satisfied with that experiment. :chuckle:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Jason 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.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Seahawk12 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.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Mudman 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
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Duckslayer89 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
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Sitka_Blacktail 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.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: luckyman 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.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on September 28, 2017, 05:25:46 AM
Your right on the opening line
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Okanagan 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."   :)
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: pianoman9701 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:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on September 28, 2017, 08:11:17 AM
Another reason for the old saying "Just piss on it"
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Old Man Yager on September 28, 2017, 08:19:02 AM
Okay I want everybody to send me your pee, so I can dump it where I want to hunt. Then I can have my pick of bucks that come in to lick it up. 😆😆😆
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: pianoman9701 on September 28, 2017, 08:20:10 AM
Okay I want everybody to send me your pee, so I can dump it where I want to hunt. Then I can have my pick of bucks that come in to lick it up. 😆😆😆

Is that really what you want it for????? I've heard stories, Yager.  :yike:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: PolarBear on September 28, 2017, 09:04:36 AM
I guess that as we get older and lose more control over our bladders we become a walking mineral lick.  Hell, in a couple more years I should be able to kill a big buck with a pocket knife!
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Ridgeratt on September 28, 2017, 09:31:37 AM
I guess that as we get older and lose more control over our bladders we become a walking mineral lick.  Hell, in a couple more years I should be able to kill a big buck with a pocket knife!


That's something to look forward to!! You forgot to mention the 3 am stroll also.  :hello:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: fowl smacker on September 28, 2017, 09:32:21 AM
So that's why the deer keep coming up to our porch to eat our strawberries.  I thought peeing on them would keep them away!  :chuckle: :bash:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: pianoman9701 on September 28, 2017, 09:53:52 AM
I guess that as we get older and lose more control over our bladders we become a walking mineral lick.  Hell, in a couple more years I should be able to kill a big buck with a pocket knife!

 :chuckle: Several of us know your pain.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: b0bbyg on September 28, 2017, 10:41:14 AM
So what I am hearing is that we should do less scouting and more peeing before the season starts. Who needs a salt block.
 :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Seabass on September 28, 2017, 12:30:40 PM
For the first 5 years of bow-hunting I carried a giant bottle with me to my stand. I would spit my chew into it until I had to to pee, then I would pee in it an stop chewing.I never peed or spit  from my stand...always spit and peed in the bottle.

Now I just do whatever from my stand...no impact whatsoever.
Title: Re: Peeing in the woods?
Post by: Mudman on September 28, 2017, 05:38:42 PM
Maybe we should just piss our pants an walk around the woods??? :guns: