I know I smell after a couple days in the woods. Do any of you rely on anything to cover your stink? I know there are all sorts of gimmicks but do they work? I have bought the Sent Blocker spray and some fancy deodorant before but I haven’t used it for years. I am planning an archery hunt this year and just wondering what you all think of this stuff and things like it to mask the “from under cheese” smell that comes out after a few days of hiking and no showers. I plan on playing the wind more then relying on a fancy spray
I used something similar once. Therma cell I think? It was for tree stand and blind hunting. It was designed to wear. I didn't think it worked. I tried charcoal suits too. It seemed a little better. Even had these dissolving discs for reducing mouth and breath odor. Nothing seemed to worked really. I just resolved myself to keeping the best hygiene I can and playing the wind game.Has anyone had any experience with an Ozonics scent elimin
You hear hunters say they watched a predator circle down wind to get the hunter's/decoy's scent. Maybe they are actually circling down wind to hide their own stinky scent.Just a thought, predators in the wild stink and don’t use scent eliminator products. You can learn a lot from the real professionals/experts.
Anonymous, I tend to read/listen and gather insights and experiences from others prior to weighing in. Rather than referring to them as idiotic. Which is what this forum is primarily about
I will however disagree with the comment: "Reducing it doesn’t matter. If you haven’t eliminated it"
Any reduction in scent would be a good thing right???? (again not an expert here)
I could see it having little effect on a final stalk perhaps with the wind blowing directly to the animal, but to me the narrower your scent swath is the better off you'll be in general.
Reducing scent might do little to nothing for a stalk with bad wind, but will do a world of good for your hunt area as a whole. A little stink is better than a lot of stink!
These opinions have not been validated by an expert
Both, no doubt. I've observed a lot of interesting behavior from mtn lions, yotes, and wolves. Cats seem to be much more concerned with down wind approaches or ambush. Wolves and yotes, use pack hunting and drive game. I've had wolves approach me from all different directions but in areas where they have been educated they tend to want that wind to ident the source of the calling.You hear hunters say they watched a predator circle down wind to get the hunter's/decoy's scent. Maybe they are actually circling down wind to hide their own stinky scent.
I knew a biology professor back in the 80s that was a bow hunting fanatic. He stopped eating any meat every year on August 1st. He had a wall FULL of 190+ inchers. He also had an unequaled ability to scout a property and place multiple stands for wind conditions and the discipline to never hunt a spot or stand that would compromise him on a given day. He swore that it was predator pheromones not human scent that would change patterns of big bucks.So many ideas. Here’s one. Eat like a predator, smell like a predator. Eat like prey, smell like prey. Only problem is, I can’t go without meat for more than 24 hours.
also, I’m convinced that deer and elk can smell my bow. I can go into the woods without it, and have to “shoo” the animals out of my path. Regardless of wind.