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View Poll Results: Scent control
Soap(bar, liquid, etc) 5 71.43%
Background (loam, dirt, pine needles) 3 42.86%
Scat (target species poo) 0 0%
Lure scents (can't beat 'em, join 'em!) 0 0%
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:14 PM
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Scent Control

what's your favorite method?

mine's a combination of activated charcoal dusted all over my pack and clothing, dirt to add some background scent back. my own scent gets covered with some stuff i picked up on sale when Joe's brick and mortar shops closed down by hunter's specialties.
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:58 PM
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I prefer natural scents, especially smoke, it works the best.

Let me clarify, I live in the middle of farm land. The deer, animals around here are used ot people (namely farmers), and they are used to smoke. I can still hunt right up to deer.

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Old 04-03-2011, 11:06 AM
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I wash myself and clothes with scent control soap. I also use unscented deoderant/antiperspirant. Items that can't be washed get a dose of scent control spray. My outer layer of clothing includes activated carbon. On the way in I use a scent drag and then hang it in a tree when I get to my stand.

If you are diligent with scent control the results can be surprising.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:01 PM
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avoiding italian food the night before is smart, too.

boy that was a frustrating day.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:26 PM
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My father in law swears scent control is a waste of time. He shoots a doe for meat each year. He uses a ground blind and alternates between smoking and drinking coffee.

I had some nice bucks walk right under my stand once I started considering scent control. You definitely see more game.

Wind direction is always a consideration but if you spend 8 hours in a stand chances are the wind is going to change direction.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:25 AM
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My father in law swears scent control is a waste of time. He shoots a doe for meat each year. He uses a ground blind and alternates between smoking and drinking coffee.

I had some nice bucks walk right under my stand once I started considering scent control. You definitely see more game.

Wind direction is always a consideration but if you spend 8 hours in a stand chances are the wind is going to change direction.

many of my shots have been from well outside scent range. you'd be surprised how many long shots you can get even in fairly dense woods.

that said, control is still pretty important. for every 200yd+ opportunity it seems like i have five or six under 25.
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