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masking scent

Uploaded on June 15, 2009

Would red fox urine or coon urine help mask sent when hunting for whitetail deer? Or would masking sents like pine & doe urine work better or som of each? And scent eliminator like, PRIMOS SILVER XP, SCENT -A- WAY , & DEAD DOWN WIND????? ,thanks.

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from peter wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

i liike to use natural scents from the areas where i hunt, for example in piny areas i use pine scent, though i dont use too much. im not a fan of usin urine much cause its too expensive, while you can usly make some for free

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from jay wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

You can use fox or coon urine as long as that is a common smell where you hunt.

Scent is very important but the best thing you can do is to play the wind. Scent lok suits, sprays etc. I guess help but nothing beats playing the wind.

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from trophyslayer wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

I recently attended a deer convention in Ohio and there was a writer for magazine giving a lecture on tricking a whitetail's nose. This guy said he hunts 40 hrs a week and has been at it for about 30 years now and has seen all. His philosophy was that you don't have to play the wind as long as you are meticulous in scent-proofing yourself (buy the scent-lok products, take a shower before you go out, make sure your bath towels don't have dryer sheet smell on them, etc). He also noted that deer use their nose to corroborate their eyes and ears so that it doesn't take much to be undetected as long as you can avoid being seen/heard which are much easier variables to control. In my personal experience, I have never been busted based on solely the deer's sense of smell so there seems to be a lot of truth to what this guy said.

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from ENO wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

When I first started bowhunting I used cover scents like pine, fox urine and coon urine. I don't anymore. I try to focus on being scent free. Using scents to cover your own scent seems like using perfume to cover up bad BO. It doesn't solve the initial problem ie. you stink. Why not eliminate as much unwanted scent as possible by showering with scent free soap, washing your hunting clothing in scent free detergent, using scentlock and scent eliminating spray products like Dead Down Wind?

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from lawman328 wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

I'm still not convienced about all this super scent killers, suits, soap, and deturgents. The fact being how scent works. Your smell is particules of you that flow off of you like a waterfall, hair, skin, breath, all work agenst you.
Now if you wash your camo in your washing machine with the scent free stuff, and it works for you great, but I don't know if washing in anything will cover up the fact that the soap you use everyday is still in that same washer. The dryer sheets have a film on them wheather you use them or not it's getting on your stuff. Burp, pass gas, yawn, cough, or just breathing all let out particals of you. Nice to think that when you pass gas, your smelling microscopic poop particals stuck to you nose hairs.(sorry)Your Bow that you practice with all summer long have particles of you, your family, Dog, etc.
How long after your scentfree bath till your skin starts flaking off? It's happening right now, hairs are falling out of your head by the thousands every day. What about swetting? By the time i'm in my tree stand i'm lathered up, if they cant smell me they can smell the puddle of persperation under my climbing stand! It only takes a few min. watching a Drug Dog working, to see that there are things you can do to try an mask smell, but most of the time if they do work it is for a very short time.
I don't know how close a dogs sence of smell is to a Deer's But the way i've been explained is that you smell stew, a dog smells beef, carrets, salt, flour, corn, patato's, water, onions, and whatever else might be in your stew. So if Deer can brake it down that way also, then unless your hunting in a bubble with your own air tank i don't know if it realy makes a diferance. Sorry I got long winded, but I've been thinking on this for some time. I hope it's real and it works but I just can't figure how it could do it that well. After all thier life depends thier nose! JMO

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from Fishinholes wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I have taken alot of deer, It really depends on where you are hunting and what the deer are used to smelling in the woods or the area they frequent, for example a friend of mine lives in a neighborhood and the deer will almost eat out of your hand and yes I have taken a couple there, couldn't pass up the opportunity, if you are hunting where there is a great presence of people scent it is something the deer have grown used to, so it's in my experience you don't have to cover your scent, I have taken deer while smoking a cigarette and drinking an open cup of coffee and the wind had been blowing in the direction the deer came from all morning, so it just depends on the deer and whether or not they feel that the smell is a threat.... good hunting..

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from trophyslayer wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

I recently attended a deer convention in Ohio and there was a writer for magazine giving a lecture on tricking a whitetail's nose. This guy said he hunts 40 hrs a week and has been at it for about 30 years now and has seen all. His philosophy was that you don't have to play the wind as long as you are meticulous in scent-proofing yourself (buy the scent-lok products, take a shower before you go out, make sure your bath towels don't have dryer sheet smell on them, etc). He also noted that deer use their nose to corroborate their eyes and ears so that it doesn't take much to be undetected as long as you can avoid being seen/heard which are much easier variables to control. In my personal experience, I have never been busted based on solely the deer's sense of smell so there seems to be a lot of truth to what this guy said.

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from ENO wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

When I first started bowhunting I used cover scents like pine, fox urine and coon urine. I don't anymore. I try to focus on being scent free. Using scents to cover your own scent seems like using perfume to cover up bad BO. It doesn't solve the initial problem ie. you stink. Why not eliminate as much unwanted scent as possible by showering with scent free soap, washing your hunting clothing in scent free detergent, using scentlock and scent eliminating spray products like Dead Down Wind?

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from peter wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

i liike to use natural scents from the areas where i hunt, for example in piny areas i use pine scent, though i dont use too much. im not a fan of usin urine much cause its too expensive, while you can usly make some for free

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from jay wrote 4 years 44 weeks ago

You can use fox or coon urine as long as that is a common smell where you hunt.

Scent is very important but the best thing you can do is to play the wind. Scent lok suits, sprays etc. I guess help but nothing beats playing the wind.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from lawman328 wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

I'm still not convienced about all this super scent killers, suits, soap, and deturgents. The fact being how scent works. Your smell is particules of you that flow off of you like a waterfall, hair, skin, breath, all work agenst you.
Now if you wash your camo in your washing machine with the scent free stuff, and it works for you great, but I don't know if washing in anything will cover up the fact that the soap you use everyday is still in that same washer. The dryer sheets have a film on them wheather you use them or not it's getting on your stuff. Burp, pass gas, yawn, cough, or just breathing all let out particals of you. Nice to think that when you pass gas, your smelling microscopic poop particals stuck to you nose hairs.(sorry)Your Bow that you practice with all summer long have particles of you, your family, Dog, etc.
How long after your scentfree bath till your skin starts flaking off? It's happening right now, hairs are falling out of your head by the thousands every day. What about swetting? By the time i'm in my tree stand i'm lathered up, if they cant smell me they can smell the puddle of persperation under my climbing stand! It only takes a few min. watching a Drug Dog working, to see that there are things you can do to try an mask smell, but most of the time if they do work it is for a very short time.
I don't know how close a dogs sence of smell is to a Deer's But the way i've been explained is that you smell stew, a dog smells beef, carrets, salt, flour, corn, patato's, water, onions, and whatever else might be in your stew. So if Deer can brake it down that way also, then unless your hunting in a bubble with your own air tank i don't know if it realy makes a diferance. Sorry I got long winded, but I've been thinking on this for some time. I hope it's real and it works but I just can't figure how it could do it that well. After all thier life depends thier nose! JMO

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from Fishinholes wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

I have taken alot of deer, It really depends on where you are hunting and what the deer are used to smelling in the woods or the area they frequent, for example a friend of mine lives in a neighborhood and the deer will almost eat out of your hand and yes I have taken a couple there, couldn't pass up the opportunity, if you are hunting where there is a great presence of people scent it is something the deer have grown used to, so it's in my experience you don't have to cover your scent, I have taken deer while smoking a cigarette and drinking an open cup of coffee and the wind had been blowing in the direction the deer came from all morning, so it just depends on the deer and whether or not they feel that the smell is a threat.... good hunting..

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