New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

On the Topic of Smell


November 2, 2020

A deer's nose at rest is still way better than yours. Deer have approximately 300 million scent-receiving cells in their brain and can detect an out-of-place odor at more than 500 yards.

While recently waxing philosophical about the power of my dog's nose, I got to wondering, and then worrying, about another well-developed sense of smell in the outdoors. As I drew to the end on my column which detailed how victory often comes in the form of trusting the nose of my dog to lead me in the direction of birds in the uplands, despite not knowing exactly how it all works, I became con...

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