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if you use ivory soap to shower before going deer hunting is it scent free?

Question by Evan Delp. Uploaded on September 30, 2009

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from Buck-itswhatsfo... wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

No it is not scent free. i swear by hunters specialties scent-a-way. i got 30 feet away from a deer bedded down in waist high grass. the basic kit will run you about $25.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I have used Ivory soap for along time and I don't believe that it is a deterrent to shooting deer. It is the most scent free non-specialized soap that I know of. The bottom line is that your body odor is much more alarming than Ivory soap is to any deer.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Nope. There is a mild smell but not as bad as other scented soaps. The specialty soaps are cheap and probably worth the investment.

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from jay wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

And Ivory soap can also be used as catfish bait. Really.

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Humans descend from a long line of great hunters. They did not have "scent-free" technology to cover their body odor and used weapons that required much closer range to make a kill than modern day weapons. Use whatever soap you want, just keep movement slow and to a minimum, and pay close attention to the wind direction.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

If you can't get the scent-free camo soap,...Arm&Hammer baking soda soap is scent free and cheap.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Ticks and chiggers do not like Ivory Soap!

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from mcdlacrosse9 wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Its decent, but you could do better from some of the ones mention above. Just remember nothing you will use is scent free.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I am a fanatic about scent free soap, scent free shampoo, and spraying down boots and clothes prior to wearing, and never ever wear hunting boots in a gas station or store. I use Hunter Specialties Scent Away products and Primos. Love it or hate it, t works for me...5 consecutive years = 5 consecutive bull elk. No brag, just fact.

Let us know how that Ivory Soap works out for you.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I use Irish Spring and I stay surprisingly fresh!! Seriously though, I'm like mtnhunter, use scentfree soap, shampoo, spray, arm&hammer unscented deodorant, rubber boots and scent absorbing clothing. All my hunting cloths are stored in scent free boxes till I get to my hunting grounds. I bow hunt thickets and try to stay as scent free as I can. To cover my breath, I take bites of apples from time to time. apple breath is way better than 40+ year old halitosis. I've never used Ivory Soap before hunting, it's got to be better than Irish Spring as I've heard ofputting Irish Spring around gardens to keep deer out.

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from berky wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

No its not scent free at all. I use dead down wild.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Let me add also, that the towels I use after showering have also been laundered in scent free detergent. Another method I use to try to stay as scent free as posible.

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from jay wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

And Ivory soap can also be used as catfish bait. Really.

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from Buck-itswhatsfo... wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

No it is not scent free. i swear by hunters specialties scent-a-way. i got 30 feet away from a deer bedded down in waist high grass. the basic kit will run you about $25.

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from libertyfirst wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I have used Ivory soap for along time and I don't believe that it is a deterrent to shooting deer. It is the most scent free non-specialized soap that I know of. The bottom line is that your body odor is much more alarming than Ivory soap is to any deer.

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from buckhunter wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Nope. There is a mild smell but not as bad as other scented soaps. The specialty soaps are cheap and probably worth the investment.

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from BioGuy wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Humans descend from a long line of great hunters. They did not have "scent-free" technology to cover their body odor and used weapons that required much closer range to make a kill than modern day weapons. Use whatever soap you want, just keep movement slow and to a minimum, and pay close attention to the wind direction.

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from steve182 wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

If you can't get the scent-free camo soap,...Arm&Hammer baking soda soap is scent free and cheap.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Ticks and chiggers do not like Ivory Soap!

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I am a fanatic about scent free soap, scent free shampoo, and spraying down boots and clothes prior to wearing, and never ever wear hunting boots in a gas station or store. I use Hunter Specialties Scent Away products and Primos. Love it or hate it, t works for me...5 consecutive years = 5 consecutive bull elk. No brag, just fact.

Let us know how that Ivory Soap works out for you.

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from mcdlacrosse9 wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Its decent, but you could do better from some of the ones mention above. Just remember nothing you will use is scent free.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I use Irish Spring and I stay surprisingly fresh!! Seriously though, I'm like mtnhunter, use scentfree soap, shampoo, spray, arm&hammer unscented deodorant, rubber boots and scent absorbing clothing. All my hunting cloths are stored in scent free boxes till I get to my hunting grounds. I bow hunt thickets and try to stay as scent free as I can. To cover my breath, I take bites of apples from time to time. apple breath is way better than 40+ year old halitosis. I've never used Ivory Soap before hunting, it's got to be better than Irish Spring as I've heard ofputting Irish Spring around gardens to keep deer out.

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from Cgull wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

Let me add also, that the towels I use after showering have also been laundered in scent free detergent. Another method I use to try to stay as scent free as posible.

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from berky wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

No its not scent free at all. I use dead down wild.

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