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Everyone I see on hunting shows/videos tucks their camo pants into their rubber boots. If you are wearing scentlock, and i'm sure most of them do, I always keep the camo outside my boots. That way It's quieter walking in and out because the sticks aren't slapping my boots, even if I have to walk through water because who cares if the bottom of your pants gets wet. Am I the only one?
 

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Alright alright I wear my pants inside the rubber boot:crazy::wallbash::whistling:.......mama why you gotta be dressin me like this
 

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I wear mine outside the boot as well but it really is better for scent control to tuck them britches into the boots. :w00t:
 

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I wear all of mine inside the boot. Its not my momma dressing me like that its my Uncle Sam. Lol

AAAarrrrmy training SIR!!

Pants tucked in the boot and tightly strapped boots are the best for keeping out chiggers and ticks and the like.
 

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Outside for me. I have hams for calves and inside is just too tight and make my legs itch like crazy. I do sometimes tape the bottoms but only because of ticks.:wacko:
 

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inside for me once the bottom of the pants get wet the water creeps up your leg,defeating the purpose of the boots keeping ya dry:rolleyes:I also tuck in my pants to my regular boots to keep out the ticks:thumbup:
 

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I wear mine outside the boot as well but it really is better for scent control to tuck them britches into the boots. :w00t:
please explain further, cause i tuck my boots into my pants to aviod the smell from excaping the top of my boots. i figure the smell coming from my feet will be traped by my sent loc pants. if my lodgic is wrong i am all ears. i want every advantage in the woods i can get so if im wrong, than i do want to be corrected. to me getting my buck is more important than being right.
 

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NH I have news for you your breath, mine and anyone else's is the largest problem. Yes every little bit helps but if you do not play the wind 100% a deer WILL smell you. It has been proven that a deer can tell you have been there just by the disturbance your foot steps leave in the leaves. The most recent article regarding this is in Field & Stream August 2009 p.24. There are many others but I can't put my finger on them without turning my library upside down. Yes I take all precautions I can about scent control but you can never eliminate your scent 100% or even close. Playing the wind and avoiding deer trails is the only thing that will truthfully increase your odds for a mature whitetail. Most all of the scent control talk is hype to sell product. Do they work?---- yes---- but not nearly to the degree they lead you to believe. Do I use the products? ---yes--- But do not sell good woodsman ship short. All of these products are expensive and truth be told are not really necessary if you use good common sense and play the wind. Most hunters do not give enough respect to a deer's nose.
 

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I agree with wmi, we're never going to be "scent free" but taking every step possible to try to reduce our scent will help create a greater edge when trying to hunt.

tucking our pant-legs in reduces some of our dead skin from falling out onto our trails and also helps to reduce any body scents from escaping from open pant legs.
 
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