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#6938560 - 10/29/17 09:12 PM Scent control
Lipan Creep Online   content
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 816
Loc: West Texas
What is your reccmended method/product for concealing and covering your scent.

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#6938565 - 10/29/17 09:16 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
Dien Online   content
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Registered: 08/16/12
Posts: 528
Loc: Grand Prairie
I just use uneventful detergent and do fine in a pop up bow hunting. If you're 100yards away don't worry about it. Just be smart about cologne, lotions and etc

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#6938617 - 10/29/17 09:44 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
PWT Offline
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Registered: 11/28/11
Posts: 2394
Loc: Anderson County
The wind is the only fool proof method imo
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#6938696 - 10/29/17 10:28 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
Sneaky Offline
The "Grouch"

Registered: 10/22/12
Posts: 17288
Loc: Winters
Wind. Sometimes not even that.
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#6938698 - 10/29/17 10:29 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
bowbuilder1971 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/12
Posts: 555
I get deer right next to my blind that is on a 5ft tower so I use scent lok camo and an Ozonics. Other than that, I use the detergents, soaps, deodorant and store my stuff in those big zip lock bags and a scent lok tote with the carbon sheet in it. Sitting in a blind is so much different than being 20ft in a tree stand or on the ground where you can position yourself with the wind. I used to hunt on the ground with my recurve a lot and used natural ground blinds that I would make in the off season. I kinda miss those days and hope to get back to hunting like that once I get my back surgery over with.

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#6939324 - 10/30/17 10:42 AM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
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Registered: 08/27/12
Posts: 3321
Loc: Watauga, TX
I don’t bother at all during rifle season, and rarely bothered during bow season. A popup blind helps contain your scent. So does being 20ft up in a tree.

I do take a shower before I leave for a morning hunt though. I’d rather the deer smell my Irish spring than day old sweat.


Edited by Tff caribou (10/30/17 10:43 AM)
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#6939581 - 10/30/17 01:18 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
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Registered: 09/19/12
Posts: 1088
Loc: Forney
This question gets asked seemingly ever week and there's only one answer backed by science and centuries of hunting/gatherers providing for their families. That answer is the wind.
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#6939641 - 10/30/17 02:06 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
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Registered: 12/14/07
Posts: 934
Loc: DFW, Texas
LOL...my Dad sat in a lawn chair by a broken Pecan Tree limb , no blind, smoking his cigarettes and got a deer every year. even got two Turkeys! He always said Wind and sitting still was the most important. Of course he was 30 yards from a feeder.
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#6939655 - 10/30/17 02:12 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
Trophytaker3 Offline
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Registered: 10/20/17
Posts: 387
Loc: East Montgomery county, Texas
I use Dead Down wind scent cover. Works excellent, it works real good on yotes and foxes.
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#6939923 - 10/30/17 05:18 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
waderaider1 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/07
Posts: 187
Loc: San Antonio,Tx
wash all clothes for the weekend hunt in sports wash. hunting clothes go in a scent blocker bag. dailey clothes in getaway bag. shower before each hunt using dead down wind soap and deodarent. i then use
Conquests Evercalm as a cover scent and cedar oil.

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#6939930 - 10/30/17 05:24 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
phantom Offline
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Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1080
Loc: dfw
I use the wind and an ozonics machine
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#6939988 - 10/30/17 06:22 PM Re: Scent control [Re: waderaider1]
Tff caribou Offline
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Registered: 08/27/12
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Loc: Watauga, TX
Originally Posted By: waderaider1
wash all clothes for the weekend hunt in sports wash. hunting clothes go in a scent blocker bag. dailey clothes in getaway bag. shower before each hunt using dead down wind soap and deodarent. i then use
Conquests Evercalm as a cover scent and cedar oil.


Dead down wind thanks you.
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#6940041 - 10/30/17 07:07 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
brokenpole Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 373
Wind

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#6940224 - 10/30/17 09:19 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 83139
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
We have so much year around human activity on our place that he human scent doesn't seem to have any effect on the deer.
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#6940234 - 10/30/17 09:28 PM Re: Scent control [Re: Lipan Creep]
splash556 Offline
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Registered: 03/15/11
Posts: 1207
Loc: Grimes County, TX
Like most, I hunt the wind. I also use unscented soap and detergent. Can't hurt - I think.
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