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Question by ochs2448. Uploaded on October 31, 2009
I dont know any home made remadies but i know if you dont have anthing else you can always use baking soda everybody usally has a box in there refrigerator if you dont want to spend the money on hunting detergants regular ole baking soda does the trick.
Use fragrance-free laundry detergent. Tumble-dry clothes with leaves and acorns. Hang the clothes outdoors for a day or more. Smoke the clothes with wood smoke. Bathe yourself with scent-free soap.
Unless you are planning to infiltrate a herd, scent elimination is not as important as stillness and watchfulness.
Tumble dry NO HEAT. There may still be fabric softener residue in the dryer from other laundry, so you may wish to skip this step. You can get similar effect by storing line-dried clothes in a container with the leaves and acorns.
Keep your DOG away from your stuff.
There was a recipe for home-made scent killer in F&S about 2 years ago. I don't remember the details, but it included baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. I made a batch of the stuff and bought a cheap spray bottle at Home Depot. It worked OK, but it leaves a little more residue than the store-bought stuff.
Something that i do that seems to work okay is to put the clothes that i plan to use outside for the night under some leaves, dirt and pinestraw. Make sure that if you do it though that you check the weather or put it in a spot under some trees so that it doesnt rain on it.
Another thing that you could possibly do to DISGUISE your scent is to get some urine next time you gut a deer. But remember this doesnt mean that the deer wont be able to tell, it just decreases the chance. Hope that helps. Good luck!
I have used pine neddles boiled in water to make a liquid to spray on my clothes. It seems to help. Also I will rub some of the dirt and bursh on my cloths before I go to my stand.
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