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#2899368 - 08/07/12 06:13 PM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: tn droptine]
6 Point

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 606
Loc: Dyer County, TN

Scent control is important. The more time you take to control your scent, the more it increases your odds. But still the number one factor is wind direction. You could have bathed in diesel fuel and as long as your down wind you will be ok. Borderline winds and deer coming from unexpected directions, are where you gain an advantage with scent control. Big educated bucks love to quarter into the wind, and i will always feel more confident knowing I did what I could to control scent.

Edited by BAMA BOW MERKER (08/07/12 06:14 PM)
If chasing deer through the woods is crazy, I do not wish to be sane.

#2899522 - 08/07/12 08:43 PM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
6 Point

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 606
Loc: Dyer County, TN

Oh yea, " Thats what she said!"
If chasing deer through the woods is crazy, I do not wish to be sane.

#2899673 - 08/07/12 10:22 PM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
6 Point

Registered: 12/26/10
Posts: 946
Loc: Middle Tennessee

I can tell you that my deer sightings, and harvesting larger antlered bucks, picked up dramatically when years ago I started washing my hunting clothes in scent free detergent and spraying down with scent spray every time before going into the woods.

In the past two years we have been using Dead Down Wind religiously and it has worked like a charm. We also went to wearing rubber boots years ago and that has covered our scent as well.
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#2899702 - 08/07/12 10:53 PM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: redblood]
6 Point

Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 818
Loc: Wayne Co. , Tennessee

I believe in it 100% I have pretty intense scent control rutine and im sure some pic me out I never know about, but I have vary few deer blow down wind and have several come in down wind every yr. I assume all the products work to some degree but i use scent killer 99. the reason is I had some shoes that I worked out and played basketball in and they stunk so bad I kept them in the garage. I had put powder in em washed them all kinds of stuff but the only thing that worked significantly was spraying them down really good with scent killer and setting them outside over night... actually worked better than the washing machine.

#2899799 - 08/08/12 06:21 AM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: BHC]
Bottom Hunter
16 Point

Registered: 12/29/06
Posts: 16322
Loc: Hatchie Bottoms

a deer's nose is good enough to "pick you out" of a number of scents.....masking scents don't really mask your smell, they just add another scent to the fray.....

I used to smoke many years ago and have killed deer while smoking, actually laying the cig down or dropping it right before taking the shot.

The truth is very simple. The wind can hide you like no scent control can and it can also give you away and there is nothing you can do....

Sure, you can reduce your scent abit , but never totally eliminate it. if the wind is right for him/her, the deer will pick you up, regardless. If the wind is in your favor, you can do whatever makes you happy and no amount of odor will give you away...

save money on scent control and buy more

play the wind, it's you best friend, or can be your worse enemy.

good luck
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#2899873 - 08/08/12 07:45 AM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: Bottom Hunter]
4 Point

Registered: 07/24/11
Posts: 336
Loc: Shelby County, TN

I wash the clothes and myself in scent control products, store my clothes in a rubbermade tub with cedar and pine limbs...trying to conceal the human smell as much as possible. Still, if a mature deer is downwind...he's going to smell you. Wind, wind, wind!
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#2900114 - 08/08/12 10:49 AM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: Relentless]
Outdoor Lady
16 Point

Registered: 11/21/06
Posts: 14497
Loc: Maynardville, Tn

I do spray my boot bottoms and I try not to use heavy scented hairspray.
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#2900121 - 08/08/12 10:52 AM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: Outdoor Lady]
Anonymous TnDeer Old Timer

just wear blue jeans,smoke marlboro reds and spit and pee everywhere. itll be ok.
#2900311 - 08/08/12 01:04 PM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: ]
8 Point

Registered: 09/13/11
Posts: 1345
Loc: TN, USA

One word. Aqua Velva. Ok two words. \:\)
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#2900329 - 08/08/12 01:12 PM Re: It hit me while showering! [Re: Pursuit Hunter]
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Registered: 01/16/06
Posts: 5112
Loc: Wartburg,TN

 Originally Posted By: Pursuit Hunter
 Originally Posted By: TN Whitetail Freak
Its time to quit being lazy and reprioritize my scent game.
If it was me, I'd focus my energy on something else. That's just me. Your results may differ.

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