Originally Posted by webs
Before a hunt when do all of you guys start using scent control products like body wash, shampoo and deodorant?
Not to sound like sour grapes but I don't use any of the million or so products for the well
equipped sportsman of today !
Like other guys, when I started trying cover scents and attractants there weren't that many
and most guys were not doing anything but hunting and watching the wind.
While bow hunting I have had game walk directly up wind towards me with no scent protection
at all and then have game spook for no apparent reason while using the latest thing in scent
I also tried using native scents on my clothes (Like storing my camo in a bag with pine needles,
Oak leaves, ceder boughs and what ever else I would be hunting in. (Except poison Ivy).
My best friend and hunting buddy smoked and had a habit of clearing his throat all the time and
he was very successful for over 40 years of hunting and did not use anything to mask his sent,
he just hunted with the wind in mine all the time.
Having bow hunted before any of the sent block or other mask were available after trying them
i found no real difference in the success using them.
Stealth and lack of movement was/is the real key to success and having great respect for the
games ability to ferret out anything that is different.
Most game have noses many times better than our own and rely greatly on it, In fact they
make there living with there nose, and fooling them with something that is not natural is
I believe that some of the things that are available today only give a person a false feeling of
invisibility and actually hurt your chances of success.
Native Americans did not have Ozone eleminators, Infrared sprays, Etc , They used what was
available and natural, Plus a good understanding of the games strong points and week points
and made there living applying there skill and knowledge.
I quit relying on gimmicks a long time ago and got back to hunting and have never looked back.
Man has a natural instinck to hunt and if he developed it he will be successful Most of the time
and when he's not , he has enjoyed the hunt.
I enjoy out smarting the game and pass up shots many times because I have won and don't
need to kill animal just to prove it.
J E CUSTOM