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#6928972 - 10/22/17 03:02 PM Dog Scent in a Deer Blind
polishpreacher Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/18/12
Posts: 92
Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
So, i have a dog that has separation anxiety. I have been planning on camping out at my lease this year to make the morning hunt a bit more bearable. My question is if i put him in my blind with me, will he bother the deer too much? He does tend to pant fairly loudly, but also usually will fall asleep on the ground while with me. When i have had him at other hunts, he never barked at a deer or hogs though i could tell the deer and one time a javelina thought something was off, but that could have just been me or the fact that my popup blind i was in was fairly new to the area. Do yall think domestic dog scent will throw off hunting? Thought i would at least pose the question to see what kinds of answers i will get. I would leave him in my tent, but i think he would tear a hole in it and escape and if i left him in my truck with the windows down i would hear his howling and crying all the way across the lease.

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#6929005 - 10/22/17 03:47 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
furfinrfeather Offline
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Registered: 09/17/09
Posts: 275
Take him with you. I wouldn't want to stress you and the dog out by leaving him.

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#6929008 - 10/22/17 03:49 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
Simple Searcher Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 6046
Loc: Helotes, Hext
I bet everyone has some sort of different experience with a dog in a blind, for us we never had an issue, except for the dog freaking out over a gunshot.
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#6929240 - 10/22/17 07:12 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
D6Ranch Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/13/15
Posts: 256
Loc: San Saba
I've never had a problem. My old heeler went with me all the time. My current dog freaks at gun shots so I just leave him in the cabin or truck when its cool enough.

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#6929509 - 10/22/17 09:39 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
TBirdFF4 Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/25/17
Posts: 35
Loc: Hamilton County
My pup goes with me all the time. He's usually the first to spot the deer before they even come in to view. He never barks or whines, and the deer haven't minded the smell yet. He even has his own chair.

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#6930019 - 10/23/17 11:24 AM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
kdkane1971 Offline
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Registered: 01/30/14
Posts: 2121
Loc: Mesopotamia
My son played with a buddy's dog at hunting camp in Fredericksburg a couple years ago. That afternoon we were blown at constantly throughout the hunt, whereas I alone, in the morning, had no issues. My buddy had the same experience...the only thing we could attribute it to was the dog.

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#6930039 - 10/23/17 11:45 AM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
TexasKC Offline
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Registered: 12/30/12
Posts: 2943
Loc: Houston & Lexington, Texas
We take our little lap dog to the stand all the time. She's actually a pretty good deer spotter. Never had a problem.

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#6930046 - 10/23/17 11:53 AM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
txshntr Offline
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Registered: 09/24/10
Posts: 35234
Loc: Mansfield, Texas
Dog scent isn't any more scary to a deer than human scent. If they can smell the dog, they can smell you
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#6930056 - 10/23/17 12:02 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: txshntr]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
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Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: txshntr
Dog scent isn't any more scary to a deer than human scent. If they can smell the dog, they can smell you


I agree, dog might be even less scary if dogs smell like coyotes.
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#6930136 - 10/23/17 01:07 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
Erathkid Offline
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Registered: 01/19/11
Posts: 16594
Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
Same exact issue here. New pup that has sep.anxiety. Gonna take her with me to the blind. Only thing is the gunshot. Don't want to ruin her hearing like I have mine.
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#6930157 - 10/23/17 01:36 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
Bee County Badass Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 10/06/17
Posts: 1
I hunt with my Wirehaired Pointing Griffon every time I hunt. Pop-ups, ground blinds, or just sitting in an open top jeep. Deer walk within feet of us and do not notice. As others have said; Your scent is more of an issue than the dogs. The panting is another story. I know if it is a hot day and/or he is excited, mine can put out some loud panting.

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#6930220 - 10/23/17 02:32 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
spro Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 158
Loc: Highland Village
Now I just need to figure out how to get mine in a tree stand.

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#6930264 - 10/23/17 03:02 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
8pointdrop Online   sleepy
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/16/11
Posts: 5082
Loc: My favorite place TEXAS
Is separation anxiety in dogs a real thing? Seriously!! What would your grandfather's say if you told him your dog had anxiety? If mine was still here I know what'd he'd say.....

I take my dog when I want him to go and it doesn't hurt anything because I hunt the wind.

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#6930334 - 10/23/17 03:56 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
Cast Offline
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Registered: 12/14/08
Posts: 18335
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Of course dogs have separation anxiety. It just got a new name since grampa. He would say ‘my dog misses me’.
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#6930676 - 10/23/17 07:53 PM Re: Dog Scent in a Deer Blind [Re: polishpreacher]
soonersorlaters Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 08/13/15
Posts: 155
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Originally Posted By: polishpreacher
So, i have a dog that has separation anxiety. I have been planning on camping out at my lease this year to make the morning hunt a bit more bearable. My question is if i put him in my blind with me, will he bother the deer too much? He does tend to pant fairly loudly, but also usually will fall asleep on the ground while with me. When i have had him at other hunts, he never barked at a deer or hogs though i could tell the deer and one time a javelina thought something was off, but that could have just been me or the fact that my popup blind i was in was fairly new to the area. Do yall think domestic dog scent will throw off hunting? Thought i would at least pose the question to see what kinds of answers i will get. I would leave him in my tent, but i think he would tear a hole in it and escape and if i left him in my truck with the windows down i would hear his howling and crying all the way across the lease.


What does the dog do when you go to work? Dare I ask about other activities where a dog at your side would not be appropriate?

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