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Question by Evan Delp. Uploaded on September 30, 2009
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.
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.
Nope. There is a mild smell but not as bad as other scented soaps. The specialty soaps are cheap and probably worth the investment.
And Ivory soap can also be used as catfish bait. Really.
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.
If you can't get the scent-free camo soap,...Arm&Hammer baking soda soap is scent free and cheap.
Ticks and chiggers do not like Ivory Soap!
Its decent, but you could do better from some of the ones mention above. Just remember nothing you will use is scent free.
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.
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.
No its not scent free at all. I use dead down wild.
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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