Hunter 480, I guarentee you there are deer in North America that haven't smelled "equipment/macheriny, oil/lubricants". Sorry to burst your bubble...but if you want to get technical, there are lots of deer in remote parts of Canada that haven't, and in addition to that, I'd put your 401k savings and Roth IRA's on deer in WI who haven't smelled "equipment/macheriny, oil/lubricants". I understand your logic here, but don't try to sound more intelligent than you are with powerful statements, that not only cannot be proven, but are quite radical. There are some deer however, that the last thing they do smell is "oil/lubricants" but that's just before someone pulls the trigger, but I bet you those fawns dropped this year, there are plenty that haven't yet. Like I said, I'm not trying to burst your bubble, just don't make crazy comments. You sound like my uncle. He's lives in Indiana too.
Talk about crazy comments that can`t be proven, "......I guarantee you, there are deer in North America that haven`t smelled.........". You really shouldn`t try to sound more intelligent than you are by making powerful statements that can`t be proven.
I stand by what I said. As habitat shrinks, as more hunters are crowded into less hunting area, deer are not on an island, cut off from exposure to people, just the opposite.
So it`s ok that you think my comments are crazy, ok that you disagree, and you couldn`t ever burst my bubble. I do usually have a pretty good handle on what I`m talking about.
Maybe in that cess pool you call Indiana, deer smell those odors in their life, but in here in the U.P. of Michigan, there are acres and acres of forest with no roads let alone skidding trails that would allow human access, unless by foot and you would have to hike for at least 50 miles in. I'm willing to bet my gun cabinet and everthing in it that there are deer there that havn't smelled so much as "faint whiff" smell of lubricant/oil/machinery/human. Tisk Tisk I'm gonna have to go with Gafrage on this one, your out of your element!