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#3861961 - 12/04/14 02:11 PM Scent cover???
4 Point

Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 124
Loc: Knoxville, TN

What sort of steps do you guys take to suppress your scent when in the woods? I never worried about it hunting in stands back home before moving here but on the ground it seems way more important.

I stow all my gear (clothes, ground blind, chair) in a rubbermaid tub with cedar branches, leaves and dirt from the area I have been hunting until the morning of the hunt and spray down my boots with scent killer before going into the woods. I also pin "dirt wafers" to my day pack when I am hunting. I also initially sprayed down all my clothes before putting them in the tub before the season started.

Is there anything else I should be doing? At this point in the rut will estrous be a benefit? I also have a "buck bomb" I wanted to try when I find the right situation in estrous, anyone ever use one of those?

I am going to spend the rest of my season in a new spot and want to make sure I am doing everything I can to cover my scent.

Edited by bcartervol98 (12/04/14 02:16 PM)

#3862045 - 12/04/14 03:19 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: bcartervol98]
6 Point

Registered: 01/20/12
Posts: 674
Loc: Dickson, TN

Canned deer scents to attract I'm not a fan of... I use fresh earth wafers in a hs scent bag with cedar branches and a few pine ones from aroun my house... I don't usually spray down other than my boots and back pack and I hunt the wind with in my favor...
#3862051 - 12/04/14 03:21 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: bcartervol98]
4 Point

Registered: 11/16/13
Posts: 347
Loc: Southern Wilson County

I wash my clothes in scent killer detergent and after they dry I spray them with fresh earth scent and put them in a tub. I spray generously in fresh earth scent again and use fresh earth wafers when I get to the property. Estrous won't help at this point. If you wanted to use something along those lines I would use buck and/or doe urine (Tinks or Code Blue). I just stick to the fresh earth scent and occasionally put vanilla on my boots and bottom of my pants around my boots before walking to the stand.

Edited by Bulldog25 (12/04/14 03:23 PM)

#3862052 - 12/04/14 03:22 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: lpo1981]
4 Point

Registered: 12/06/13
Posts: 489
Loc: TN

Sounds like your doing enough in my IMO. I would leave those bombs and all that at the house though. Also make sure to use a scent free detergent and body wash.
#3862123 - 12/04/14 04:05 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: MMHunter]
6 Point

Registered: 11/28/13
Posts: 549
Loc: monroe county, tennessee

I use to buy all that stuff, but i no longer do. Does some of it work, maybe, but for the last two years ive done a little experimenting. Most of the gadgets and gimmicks sold are just that, "gadgets & gimmicks," They are nothing but to take your money. I use to pay $8-$10 dollars for laundry detergent, $3-$4 dollars for a bar of scent free soap, crazy, especially when you can buy normal detergents for $4.50 a bottle that are free of scent and everything, i buy 3 bars of scent free soap at the dollar general for $2.50. They are nothing special, just marketed to look like they are. Just watch your wind and the way you enter and exit your stand makes a huge difference. When it comes to deer lures, you dont need them. I have pissed in scrapes and had bucks come thru and tear them all to pieces, alot cheaper than deer urine, lol, good huntn guys!!!

#3862176 - 12/04/14 04:58 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: stringtalker]
Formally known as Turd Farmer
6 Point

Registered: 04/05/05
Posts: 648
Loc: Delano,TN

Nose Jammer it really works
In GOD we trust

#3862183 - 12/04/14 05:05 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: stringtalker]
4 Point

Registered: 01/02/13
Posts: 112
Loc: Brighton Tn

I use scent free detergent and put them in a bag with a couple of fresh earth waffers.
I also spray down with fresh earth when I get to the woods and I'll also hang fresh earth waffers around my stand.

#3862186 - 12/04/14 05:05 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: Bamamonts]
18 Point

Registered: 03/12/99
Posts: 21393
Loc: lenoir city,tn

i do nothing.

#3862190 - 12/04/14 05:08 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: stik]
6 Point

Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 555
Loc: east tn

 Originally Posted By: stik
i do nothing.


#3862227 - 12/04/14 05:53 PM Re: Scent cover??? [Re: walker]
4 Point

Registered: 11/06/14
Posts: 124
Loc: Knoxville, TN

Thanks everyone it seems I have a handle on it. The fresh earth wafers are great (unless you ask my wife when she is in the room when I open my tub lol)
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