It seems that this happens in some way every turkey season, spring and fall.
I'll be out sitting up against a tree, in full camo and a deer or several deer will come right up to me. They never seem to see me or smell me. I've had them, like this year, less than 5 feet from me.
I used to bow hunt for deer many days each season. I'd wash my clothes in baking soda or some scent free detergent, air dry them and then put them in a plastic bag with pine boughs and pine cone or some "fresh earth" wafers.
I showered in scent free soap wouldn't even use a scented Kleenex to blow my nose.
I watched what I ate and avoided foods with lingering odors.
I wore "appropriate" camo and none of my body was exposed.
I'd carefully avoid cooking odors, gasoline and put a cover scent on my boot soles. I'd sit painfully still for what seemed to be hours, with a full bladder.
Still, many times I'd get busted. A deer would look at me, snort and be gone.
When I'm turkey hunting, I can get up in the morning,fry eggs and bacon, wear clothes that haven't been laundered in weeks, pay no attention to the wind direction, move occasionally and still have deer try to run over me.
What gives? Do any of you have the same experience?
"If he's out of range, it just means that he has another day and so do you."