sorry about the confusion; i didn't mean right now, i was referencing when you drag the scent... all of the things i mentioned will play a part in how long your scent stays active. obviously the more active the deer are, the more deer you'll have come in contact with the scent; which is what you want. but i was never a big fan of draggin scent on my way out, of course deer are most active at night, so you might have on come across your scent during the night and hang around; but then you will probably bust him out of the area on your way in in the morning. i would always drag my scent on the way to my stand when i hunted, and of course this is most productive during pre-rut and post-rut. the rest of the time i set-up on funnels and just outside bedding areas. make sure you watch your wind though
...by-god Woodrow, it's been quite a party ain't it.