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Deer Anatomy Lesson: How Buck Scent Glands Really Work

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Deer Anatomy Lesson: How Buck Scent Glands Really Work

The scent industry wants you to believe that a splash of tarsal secretion will bring bucks in on a run. But a look at a deer’s endocrine system reveals a number of different scent glands, each of which can trump the tarsal for musk production.

Scientists have identified seven different glands that bucks possess, and here’s what we know about them.

Today, many companies sell gland lures, promising they’ll draw bucks like moths to a flame. But hunters should understand that whitetails don’t use gland-associated odors to draw other deer to them.

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