Scent Control

browninghunter86browninghunter86 MemberPosts: 351 Member
What is everyones preference on scent control deoderant and soap? I have tried Hunter Specialty and it is ok but wanting to try another kind.

DDW or Wildlife Research?
Andrew

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    Wind direction and a fresh scraped dirt spot to sit in.
    A Veteran is someone that served in the Military, it does not matter where they served.
  • 5280 shooter II5280 shooter II Senior Member Posts: 3,923 Senior Member
    I've given up on scent control. Mountain wind is theroetically typically to a studious point.....then in the real world, all bets are off. But I'm hunting a roaming animal in a 500,000 acre parcel, so your mileage WILL vary.
    God show's mercy on drunks and dumb animals.........two outa three ain't a bad score!
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,611 Senior Member
    5 coyotes were 30-35 yds from my treestand Tues AM and never scented me that I could detect from their actions, no scent lock really no extra measures for control was done that day. They only spooked when one came from 6 0 clock saw me draw my bow, she caught the movement in her periphery and faded away drawing the others away.
  • Jim TomJim Tom Member Posts: 338 Member
    Hunt into the wind. Until I learn to hold my breath all day, all else is futile.
  • wildgenewildgene Senior Member Posts: 1,036 Senior Member
    Jim Tom wrote: »
    Hunt into the wind. Until I learn to hold my breath all day, all else is futile.

    ...& lots of crushed sage brush...
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,731 Senior Member
    I just use sportwash on all my hunting clothes and only shower within 24hrs of a hunt using hot water, ie no soaps deodorants toothpaste or hair products.

    Normally dont eat spicy food within 24hrs.

    Having said that, whenever I stop for a rest, I normally drink coffee/sports drinks and have a cigarette...............
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,684 Senior Member
    All our hunting is done from elevated box blinds so scent control is really a non-issue.
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,616 Senior Member
    The wind.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • BuffcoBuffco Senior Member Posts: 6,244 Senior Member
    I fart a lot in my stand.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 10,927 Senior Member
    What is everyones preference on scent control deoderant and soap? I have tried Hunter Specialty and it is ok but wanting to try another kind.

    DDW or Wildlife Research?



    I have used DDW and Wildlife Research, they seem to be about the same on clothes and me. Both burn like fire if you get them in your eyes, I have the nice burn scar on the back of my arm from the sauna stove pipe to show from that experience.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,055 Senior Member
    ...play the wind...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • browninghunter86browninghunter86 Member Posts: 351 Member
    Appears all I need is the wind LOL

    I do try the wind but some days my stand I have no option to play the wind if I want to hunt from the tree stand. I have never spooked a deer or had one bust me but I do not use fancy scent clothing or that just try to keep as scent free as possible by washing clothes in scent eliminator detergent and bodywash.

    Only reason focus a little more is trying my bow and hopefully gonna have an up close and personal experience. With a rifle I can get them before they have time to bust me
    Andrew
  • Ernie BishopErnie Bishop Senior Member Posts: 7,045 Senior Member
    Keep the wind right, and you will be good.
    Nothing wrong with getting into fresh dirt, pine, sage, etc. and rolling around in it for natural cover scent either.
    Ernie

    "The Un-Tactical"
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,651 Senior Member
    Face the wind.
  • FisheadgibFisheadgib Senior Member Posts: 5,694 Senior Member
    I've been using DDW for a while mainly because it's cheap and I can get it at Wally World. I hunt primarily from elevated stands and play the wind but the terrain features around our place cause the wind to swirl and change direction so I still try to keep my scent to a minimum.
    snake284 wrote: »
    For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
    .
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 15,055 Senior Member
    Appears all I need is the wind LOL

    I do try the wind but some days my stand I have no option to play the wind if I want to hunt from the tree stand. I have never spooked a deer or had one bust me but I do not use fancy scent clothing or that just try to keep as scent free as possible by washing clothes in scent eliminator detergent and bodywash.

    Only reason focus a little more is trying my bow and hopefully gonna have an up close and personal experience. With a rifle I can get them before they have time to bust me

    This is why we have several stands set up well before season,,,the one that gets used on a particular day depends on the wind - more stand options will up your odds
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Not at all sure how this will work into scent control, but very few know this, or at least you never hear it mentioned when talking about deer hunting:

    Deer are curious creatures. Even if you are scented or seen or heard and you see deer take off wide open with white tails waving left to right, that deer most probably isn't going to run more than a few hundred yards. I've seen this happen a thousand times cruising timber in areas with high deer numbers: I'll startle a deer walking from one sample plot to the next, watch the deer run like crazy only to make a wide circle to left or right and work its way back around behind me and watch me for 10-15 minutes curious about what I'm doing or why I'm there. I think there's a good chance that if you jump a deer walking through the woods, if you'll quickly sit down in a conceiled spot AND DON'T MOVE even a little finger-that's the "ringer",don't move period-that there is a good chance the deer will try to slip up behind you to see what's going on. This may not work during hunting season after deer have been shot into a number of times....who knows?

    Now something on scent control: I've never heard of this either, but it makes sence if you think about it.

    I was in the woods early this morning inspecting a logging operation, and after it was finished the logger and I were talking about the woods business and he told me that about 3-4 years ago he had logged a certain tract a couple of miles from where we were, and that while they were there logging the ATF had destroyed a pretty good size liquor still on the same tract. They poured out several hundred gallons of mash that had worked off and was about ready to run. Just poured it out on the ground right there at the still which they, then, totally destroyed. The logger said that for a week or so every morning when the crew drove close by where the buck barrels had been poured out that 10-15 deer were always there just milling around. These deer were for sure attracted by the musky fermented scent of the buck/still beer. Remember, white whiskey (moonshine) is made out of corn, and I bet that's what the deer were smelling! The logger also told me than since then that he and his sons, when they go deer hunting, will fill a quart spray bottle with white whiskey, spray themselves down lightly and heavily on their boots and drink any that's left! He says they have excellent luck doing this! I don't know. I've never heard of this, but I think it might work! Bet it would be just as good as any of that stuff you buy in the sporting goods stores :wink:
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,420 Senior Member
    LOL! Sounds like the east Tennessee dirt track racers' method of getting ready for a race back in the early 1950's- - - - -"water and alcohol"- - - -water in the radiator, and alcohol in the driver!

    Scent control- - - - -eat three big beef and bean burritos the night before the hunt and wash 'em down with a 6-pack! Maybe have a couple of pickled eggs for dessert! The resulting fart gas will hide the smell of even a week's worth of deer camp body odor!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,611 Senior Member
    Movement at the moment of truth will screw up more hunts than a critter sniffing you out IMHO.
  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    Not at all sure how this will work into scent control, but very few know this, or at least you never hear it mentioned when talking about deer hunting:

    Deer are curious creatures. Even if you are scented or seen or heard and you see deer take off wide open with white tails waving left to right, that deer most probably isn't going to run more than a few hundred yards. I've seen this happen a thousand times cruising timber in areas with high deer numbers: I'll startle a deer walking from one sample plot to the next, watch the deer run like crazy only to make a wide circle to left or right and work its way back around behind me and watch me for 10-15 minutes curious about what I'm doing or why I'm there. I think there's a good chance that if you jump a deer walking through the woods, if you'll quickly sit down in a conceiled spot AND DON'T MOVE even a little finger-that's the "ringer",don't move period-that there is a good chance the deer will try to slip up behind you to see what's going on. This may not work during hunting season after deer have been shot into a number of times....who knows?

    Now something on scent control: I've never heard of this either, but it makes sence if you think about it.

    I was in the woods early this morning inspecting a logging operation, and after it was finished the logger and I were talking about the woods business and he told me that about 3-4 years ago he had logged a certain tract a couple of miles from where we were, and that while they were there logging the ATF had destroyed a pretty good size liquor still on the same tract. They poured out several hundred gallons of mash that had worked off and was about ready to run. Just poured it out on the ground right there at the still which they, then, totally destroyed. The logger said that for a week or so every morning when the crew drove close by where the buck barrels had been poured out that 10-15 deer were always there just milling around. These deer were for sure attracted by the musky fermented scent of the buck/still beer. Remember, white whiskey (moonshine) is made out of corn, and I bet that's what the deer were smelling! The logger also told me than since then that he and his sons, when they go deer hunting, will fill a quart spray bottle with white whiskey, spray themselves down lightly and heavily on their boots and drink any that's left! He says therethey have excellent luck doing this! I don't know. I've never heard of this, but I think it might work! Bet it would be just as good as any of that stuff you buy in the sporting goods stores :wink:

    Here's a little tip that's worked for me. When still hunting and you spook deer. While they're running off, sprint to the side 40 or 50 yards and hide behind a tree or something. Often the deer will just run behind the nearest thick brush and stand there looking at where you WERE standing trying to figure out what you were. Be patient. You may get a shot.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • snake284-1snake284-1 Senior Member Posts: 2,500 Senior Member
    I have used Primos brand. I guess it worked, I killed a hog.
    I'm Just a Radical Right Wing Nutt Job, Trying to Help Save My Country!
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