What do you guys do for scent control? Out west is sure to be different than in the woods around here? I do it all. Clothes scent lok and silver thread, HS sparys, soaps, AND play the wind.:nerd::nerd:
It is to me, it might not be to you. I've had deer down wind at 10 ft. was it a deer that just wasn't scared? was it the scent control precautions I took? I think it is worth it, but that's me. that's all I got on worth.
I wondered the same thing! How do we know all all of the scent prohibiting clothing works? How do we know that it isn't an "Emperors New Clothes" thing? I use scent spray on my clothes when I get outta the truck to go to my stand, but as far as special hunting detergent, I haven't. I bought some once...it caused the most awful rash I have ever had. My neck looked like the Nutty Professors it was so swollen!!! So, I just started using unscented Tide...
try washing your clothes in baking soda you can even wash your body in it. I think that name brand detergent still has scent a deer can smell. and baking soda is cheap and works. I use the sport wash because of the uv killer and the scent control. what law suit?
I invested pretty heavily in the silver max last season. Underwear (top and long John bottom), shirt, and jacket. Had a doe and buck walk within 25 feet of me from down wind and never seemed to smell me.
I just wash all clothing in the unscented detergent and dry them with the fresh earth dryer sheets then wash with the soap, shampoo, deodorant, and lots of scent killer (autumn formula mostly). I have the big bottle for before the walk and the small bottle for the stand. And I also play the wind like many others here.
After the scent free wash the clothes go into a plastic bag with a little pine branch. While hunting I take a steam sauna every night and use sprays during the day. Watch the wind and 9/10 times the deer won't know you're there. I am a firm believer in the scent controll arena. Take the time to do it and you'll be rewarded.
Here's camp, it's a two story sets down in a hollow with rock ledges on the north and nice hemlock/pine trees around it. Throw in some mountain laurels for more camo- in look. We have a spring in front of the camp with a spring house over it, we built a steam sauna, wood fired of course, to relax in and this is our sourse of hot water for showers. The camp is all propane, no phone, no TV. We try to run the sauna at 170*, they naturally cleanse you from the inside out, not to mention you sleep like a baby. Staying clean/watch the wind works more than anything else in keeping the critters from scenting you.
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