New Page 2


You are a Guest at TalkHunting

As a guest here, you are able to view some of the topics to get a feel for how this site works. However, you will not be able to post replies until you become a member. We hope that you will register (free) and become a member. This will open up all of the website for you to see. We are a very friendly group and we do not allow any bashing, fighting, or vulgarity. If you are looking for a family friendly site to talk about hunting, you have found it here at TalkHunting. You will find this a very comfortable and friendly place to visit and hang out. We hope to see you soon!

If you are having problems getting registered or you didn't receive your activation email, click the "Contact Us" link at the top left of this page.

New Page 3

Google Ad

Author Topic: Acorn Scent  (Read 621 times)

Offline Missedagain

  • Fawn
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 3
  • Location: Eastern PA
Acorn Scent
« on: September 26, 2008, 07:04:07 PM »
Does anyone use Acorn scent as a cover scent for their boots when heading to your stand?  I got a bottle, the stuff is really strong.  Just seems to strong to work.
What do you guys use?

Offline Hunt Master

  • Administrator
  • TalkHunting Dominant Buck
  • ****
  • Join Date: Mar 2008
  • Posts: 10120
  • Location: Morgantown, KY
  • If at once you dont succeed, nock another arrow!
Re: Acorn Scent
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2008, 07:17:28 PM »
I use it but only during bow season and when hunting under oak trees...
If you can't be hunting....  Be here...  --9-8-7
TalkHunting  Founder

Offline red28

  • Apr/11 Prize Winner
  • TalkHunting Dominant Buck
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 14203
  • Location: Fenton,Michigan
Re: Acorn Scent
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 05:27:27 AM »
acorn is good...just make sure your arond some acorn trees when in use....i have used it and no problems!! @--0--0101
Mossy Oak Pro-staff
NRA Life Member

Offline hawghunter65

  • 2009 Prize Winner
  • 14 Point Droptine
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 6456
  • Location: kalamazoo, michigan
Re: Acorn Scent
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2008, 12:37:05 PM »
don't use commercial cover scents on boots except for a small wafer of earth scent on top of my hat.  use hip boots and waders over scentlok pants to approach my stand.  spray down with scentshield inside and out of my boots and depending on warmth and distance to stand spray down again especially where tops of boots are to eliminate any foot odor leakage etc.   on going to stand look around big den trees for raccoon or deer feces on way in and step in that pretty good usually to decrease or confuse that deer's nose for as long as possible if he's a shooter.  don't brush against small bushes etc. close to stand as your scent can be transferred that way also.  good luck.
Brad Gordon, Staff Writer TH
52 years of chasing fur and feathers
NRA member
Past member Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Member National Wild Turkey Federation
WTI user, grower, and believer
Matthew's bows
"Bone Collector" Team Member

Offline NJ Bowhunter

  • 2009 Prize Winner
  • 10 Point
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 1555
  • Location: Moorestown, New Jersey
Re: Acorn Scent
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2008, 01:49:52 PM »
Hey, this is not rocket science.  If you believe that it is too strong a smell.  Water it down in a spray bottle.  Just because they give it to you that way, it does not necessarily the way you have to use it.  We all make adjustments to fit our situation.

NJ %^$^
If you must be somewhere.  Be Out There in the woods.

Hunting more years than I care to count or admit too.

NJ Hunter Ed Instructor
NRA Life
10 yr Cancer Survivor
Proud Father of 2006 Miss New Jersey

Offline Whitetail54

  • 2009 Prize Winner
  • 12 Point
  • Join Date: Jul 2008
  • Posts: 2287
  • Location: Raleigh, NC
  • All it Takes is a Tree Stand and a Dream !!
    • Raleigh, NC  Area Homes
Re: Acorn Scent
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2008, 01:52:30 PM »
In my area, I see quite a few foxes so spray the bottom of my boots with fox urine when I get closer to my stand.  I think you use what the local area dictates.
Hunting for more than 40 years now
Member of Team TURF ONE

If you are 50 or over and have not yet had a colonoscopy...DO IT!!!  It saved my life!!

Offline vthunter

  • Button Buck
  • Join Date: Sep 2008
  • Posts: 39
  • Location: Barre, Vermont
Re: Acorn Scent
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2008, 04:00:32 PM »
We don't have Oak trees in my area, so I never use acorn scent. :(


Offline Backdraft94

  • 2010 Prize Winner
  • 12 Point
  • Join Date: Aug 2008
  • Posts: 2029
  • Location: Spotsylvania, VA
  • The future of hunting
Re: Acorn Scent
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2008, 07:06:22 AM »
sorry I prefer fresh earth cover scent, but I imagine acorn would work if you're in an oak stand. But like NJB said trust your gut if it smells too strong it prolly is..water it down a bit.
Tanner Ridge Hunt Club
"When the tailgate drops, The playin stops!!!!"
Vegetarian: Old Indian word for Lousy Hunter!!!!
Member of 4 BigBucks
2nd place 2010 TH Deer Championship


New Page 3

Google Ad