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#6384097 - 07/27/16 06:01 AM Scent masking
jae011 Offline
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Registered: 06/08/10
Posts: 259
Loc: eagle mt lake,TX
By no means do I consider myself a well rounded, experienced, or skilled bow hunter. Yet I have taken a few animals with a bow now and none of those have ever been when I was using scent control of any kind. I just played the wind. Last year I didn't even buy any scent control products and had no problems filling the freezer. Whats yalls opinion on these products and do you use them?
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#6384301 - 07/27/16 09:22 AM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
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Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4117
Loc: Burleson Texas
I think most of the time we go overboard on on using cover scents. If the scents are not native to the area it is just as bad as them smelling us. I have even been busted when trying to use doe in heat. Just us a good de-scent on you and your clothes and always hunt the wind.
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#6384307 - 07/27/16 09:26 AM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3022
Loc: Conroe, TX
I just keep all my hunting clothes in a cedar chest. Love that smell
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#6384530 - 07/27/16 11:48 AM Re: Scent masking [Re: titan2232]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1881
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: titan2232
I just keep all my hunting clothes in a cedar chest. Love that smell
My guy in Kansas will boil up cedar needles and the berries, strain off and put in a spray bottle. I have used it with great success.
I'm looking into Ozonics for this year. Lot of great reviews for this device.

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#6384535 - 07/27/16 11:50 AM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
Navasot Offline
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Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25963
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
What if there is no cedar
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#6384564 - 07/27/16 12:25 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: Navasot]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4117
Loc: Burleson Texas
Originally Posted By: Navasot
What if there is no cedar

Then that is a bad thing.
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#6384622 - 07/27/16 01:17 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
FoxTrot Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/03/07
Posts: 6988
Loc: West
I am meticulous in my attempt at scent control. Hell, I quit wearing cologne a month before deer season!

I shower with scent free soap all of deer season and wear scent free deodorant all of deer season. I wash my regular clothes in scent free detergent as well as my hunting clothes.

I keep my hunting clothes in scent control bags and use rubber gloves to put them in the bags after taking them out of the dryer.
I only put my clothes on in the field as I am walking to the stand. I then spray down. I only spray down with Dead Down Wind. I have tried other brands and have been busted a lot with other brands. DDW seems to provide the most success.

Finally, I attempt to always hunt the wind. That doesn't always happen though. When I am in KS, I am there for a limited amount of days so Im going to hunt as much as possible and sometimes the wind isn't exactly right for where I am sitting. Like I said, I try to avoid it but sometimes I cant.

With all of this being said, I'd be willing to wager that I sit in a tree more often than most folks on the bow hunting section. Like I said, most...not all. I know when it comes down to it, there is no way to eliminate human odor but if my actions give me just a 1% increase in advantage then Im going to do it.

Looking back at comments, they seem ridiculous!!!!
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#6384914 - 07/27/16 04:46 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
dgilbert Offline
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Registered: 09/04/04
Posts: 18716
I general buy the cheapest scent spray that's about it, generally don't have any problem filling freezer. I have to admit I did buy everything on the shelve at one time, but as time went on each year I would buy less each year.

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#6385020 - 07/27/16 06:04 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: Navasot]
sqiggy Offline


Registered: 07/13/09
Posts: 1881
Loc: Franklin, Tx Hunt in Panola ...
Originally Posted By: Navasot
What if there is no cedar
Well, I guess you won't be able to hunt!!! whistle
I also know people who smoke their clothes. Been meaning to try it out.

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#6385239 - 07/27/16 08:26 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
passthru Offline
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Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 10875
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
I use scent free detergent and soap year round. During hunting season I use scent control products. Playing the wind isn't possible in most places when you hunter feeders. The deer come from multiple directions and there are always one or multiple down wind. Deer are relatively easy to deal with. Pigs on the other hand are nearly impossible.
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#6386077 - 07/28/16 03:35 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: Navasot]
titan2232 Offline
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Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 3022
Loc: Conroe, TX
Originally Posted By: Navasot
What if there is no cedar


I use my cedar infested clothes in East Texas with no issues confused2
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#6388970 - 07/31/16 01:12 AM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
foodieguy Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 02/07/13
Posts: 260
Loc: Austin
I keep all my hunting clothes in a plastic bin, cut some cedar branches and put them in the bottom. In no time at all my clothes smell like cedar. I also use scent free soap and deodorant and try to take a shower before the evening hunt.
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#6389108 - 07/31/16 09:32 AM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
Dalee7892 Offline
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Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1002
Loc: Denton County
My scent control is; step in some fresh cow s^*+t as soon as I can before walking to hunt area.

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#6389938 - 07/31/16 10:33 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: Dalee7892]
passthru Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 12/05/06
Posts: 10875
Loc: Saginaw, Tx
Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
My scent control is; step in some fresh cow s^*+t as soon as I can before walking to hunt area.

I like this as well. Unfortunately the cows are gone on our place July through December.
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#6389967 - 07/31/16 11:07 PM Re: Scent masking [Re: jae011]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11397
Loc: Katy, TX
I just spray generously and let dry before packing into my "hunting clothes" bag or before the hunt and dry clothes in scent-less dryer sheets. confused2
Only issue I had was with a bad/defective bottle of Dead Down Wind, where the bottle smelled BAD instead of like nothing, like usual. Didn't realize it and instead of clear liquid it was colored. That kept the red deer and axis away from my bow blind, so that sucked, otherwise would've killed a big 'un.
Stick with the Scent Killer, dunno about the Primos or Under Armour stuff.

Nose Jammer, Ozonics????
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