I can't swear to your experience, but I carry peppermint with me. I always have a piece handy for those times when my mouth gets dry. Anyway, I once had two doe, and was I sitting on the ground, walk right up to me when I had peppermint in my mouth. I saw them come in, sniff, keep sniffing and make their way directly to me. These doe got to within 3 to 4 feet of me. At that point, they got spooky and took off.
Ever since, I always keep peppermint handy because it worked at least once.
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