This has been very entertaining, reading the post on this thread through e-mails all day.[:D]
All in all, I don't really think this is a debate issue. I am usually all about trying something new if it seems logical enough. Problem with relieving yourself at your stand site, doesn't seem logical at all. None the less, I am going to do some experimenting with it later this year. If it doesn't have an attracting influence on the deer, I say why bother. I mean it's just as easy for me to pack an empty bottle in my back pack. I use smokeless tobacco while on stand. I use to just spit on the ground all around my stand. When I finally stopped this and started using a bottle instead, my success rate went up tremendously! So, I already have a bottle on stand with me. If I use it to relieve myself then I just don't dip for the rest of the hunt.
Woods, if anything you give a good argument on this subject. It does make me stop and think, but if using a bottle gives you piece of mind while hunting, use it. I mean, I have to have confidence in my gun, bow, arrows, bullet, stand, clothes, bino's, all of the gear I use, as well as confidence in the area I'm hunting and myself. If I lack any of these things, I would be second guessing everything. I'm not doubting that there is a chance that urinating in the woods has little to no effect on deer. I'm just saying, "If it's not broke, don't fix it!"
I once had a hunting friend who use to put on Rightguard before he went hunting. I ask him if he realized what he smelled like? He asked me, "how many deer do you know that even know what Rightguard is?" My answer to that is, when they smell something, they know if it is supposed to be there or not. Being the cautious animals they are, my bet is they would avoid that area. I wouldn't even ride in the same truck with him to the hunting area.[:D]
Hunt as though your life depended on it, because one day it just might!