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#2896941 - 08/05/12 03:46 PM Scent Control in Hot Weather?
LanceS4803
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Putting out my cameras today, and was quickly soaked in sweat. (This land is all steep hills, ravines and plateaus.)
There is no way to get up to these areas without arriving stinking to high heaven.
How do bowhunters, who start in Sep, handle scent control in hot weather?
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#2896962 - 08/05/12 04:01 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: LanceS4803]
easy45
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I just try to play the wind cause there is no way not to sweat during early season.
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#2897011 - 08/05/12 05:17 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: easy45]
hunterncoach
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Registered: 12/15/10
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same as easy, but I do take a change of clothes & put my old ones in a zip lock baggie when i get in my stand & also use the body powder that someone makes...i forget who it is
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#2897036 - 08/05/12 05:36 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: hunterncoach]
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Set up downwind from where you expect them to be. That's the only effective strategy any time of year, hot or cold.
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#2897044 - 08/05/12 05:52 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
BHC
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what I can never decide is whether to wear my scent blocker suit which is a little warmer and makes me sweat a little but may retain some scent, or to where very very light clothes that will likely not retain any scent but keep me cooler. This yr im going to get me one of those frog tog towels to put on my neck maybe thatll help some..
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#2897090 - 08/05/12 06:44 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: BHC]
102
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I do not hunt my high confidence big buck areas in early bow season unless it is an area VERY easily accessible.
OR...unless I have good intel on a mature buck pattern and have to hunt NOW or blow an opportunity. In that case, I play thermals or wind.

Let's face it, I rarely if ever worry too much about scent control. I stink. There is not much I can do about it in the heat.

Element of surprise, minimal scent saturation in an area (low repetition on hunts), and having LOTS of high confidence areas to hunt spread over several different doe groups is my best advice.

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#2897117 - 08/05/12 07:06 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: 102]
Boll Weevil
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 Originally Posted By: 102
I do not hunt my high confidence big buck areas in early bow season unless it is an area VERY easily accessible.

102 beat me to it; no way I'm blowing my very best stands early.

I have a Rubbermaid tub of cotton T's + pants/overalls that I wash and rotate every nearly every hunt. Odor-free detergent, body wash, spray, and unscented deoderant all-over. Final consideration for stand location is the wind.

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#2897132 - 08/05/12 07:20 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: Boll Weevil]
BowGuy84
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 Originally Posted By: Boll Weevil
 Originally Posted By: 102
I do not hunt my high confidence big buck areas in early bow season unless it is an area VERY easily accessible.

102 beat me to it; no way I'm blowing my very best stands early.

I have a Rubbermaid tub of cotton T's + pants/overalls that I wash and rotate every nearly every hunt. Odor-free detergent, body wash, spray, and unscented deoderant all-over. Final consideration for stand location is the wind.


I have like 4 totes of clothes one for pack and harness and one boots. That being said my top spots aren't hunted until the late prerut.

I also don't hunt without the correct wind.

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#2897133 - 08/05/12 07:21 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: Boll Weevil]
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Mud Dauber
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Yeah, I stick to stands designated for early season hunting, often only hunt them one time each, sometimes twice. Deal with the sweat and heat best I can, take all necessary precautions, hunt the wind, hunt high in the tree.
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#2897166 - 08/05/12 07:55 PM Re: Scent Control in Hot Weather? [Re: easy45]
Bone Collector
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 Originally Posted By: easy45
I just try to play the wind cause there is no way not to sweat during early season.



This^^^^^^
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