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Offline yari

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scent freaks??????
« on: September 01, 2018, 05:37:18 PM »
it's official today. no more scented shampoo or deodorant. the only time I will use scented soap will be in the work bathroom. I believe it will take 2 weeks to get all the scent off

all my cloths that will go into the woods with, towels.... are clean w/ scent free soap. I will wear rubber boots to check cams and any other reason I hit the woods.

when season hits, my cover scent of choice is pine/cedar. it works great for me. forget scent-loc. cover works 10x better IMO. the deer up north are supper sensitive since it's wilderness. around here, they aren't nearly are weary. it's been years since I was blown at for scent

anyone else w/ me?
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 07:13:18 PM »
I don't worry about it, since I normally deer hunt in a blind.  My old  blind was more prone to being affected by the wind, but since it faced the west, it wasn't an issue.  About 98% of the deer traffic takes place on the west side.  New blind is much more airtight.
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2018, 08:58:14 PM »
I just shower with a scent body soap , that kills all scent .  ##$%#1118
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2018, 07:49:27 AM »
I'm with you Yari, you're not as weird as your wife says you are, about this anyway.   @--0--0123
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2018, 06:03:26 PM »
Not i

I try to wash before the hunt with scent free soap, not always if time does not permit.

I use the spay down stuff but not too heavy.

I use the scent free clothes eash but dont lock them away in scent free lock bags etc.

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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2018, 08:36:55 PM »
I wash with unscented soap and shampoo, unscented deordorant, wash all my hunting clothes in unscented laundry soap, even the towels I dry with. All clothes and accessories are stored in airtight bags with earth wafers. Spray down good with Sent-A-Way spray before going in the woods. Wipe down all my gear with the unscented wipes. AM I fanatical? Probably. I hunt in a stand and continually have deer right below and all around me and don't scent me! It works for me and I am confident when I go into the woods!
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2018, 08:50:19 PM »
I usually wash my hunting clothes in scent free soap at the beginnjng of the season. For myself I just use apple scented Suave shampoo/body wash. I do this more for the UV killer than the scent killer.

I used to be a scent freak but found it to be a huge chore that sucked the fun out of it.   I see no fewer deer now than before.

The most I may do is is some scent killer when I leave the truck but that is even rare any more.
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2018, 09:01:45 PM »
Of the last 4 deer I've taken, three were inside of 10 yards & the "long one" was about 15 yards from the stand.  Like BC, I don't get scent busted much.  Year 'round I use unscented soap & unscented deodorant, try to stick to unscented shampoo during the season. Wash my hunting clothes (outer layers that is) a couple of times during season with unscented detergent.   I mix up my own scent killer spray that I use just before walking away from the vehicle on outside of boots & clothes and on the inside of my hat, jacket, and boots when returning to the vehicle.  Have a lot of oak & walnut in the area, so I toss 8-10 walnuts (with the husk still on) and a couple handfuls of oak leaves into a gallon bucket and that sits in the bottom of the wardrobe that only my hunting clothes are in, along with some walnuts in the bottom of the bag I shove my clothes into when I'm driving down south to hunt.  Perfect answer?  Probably not, but I've had good success with it for over 20 years & that gives me the confidence to stick with it.
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2018, 09:21:07 PM »
it's good to see i'm not alone. about 10 years back, I started buying completely different clothes for fishing and hunting. I even keep turkey clothes separate from deer clothes. fishing especially is smelly. i like the ritual between seasons

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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2018, 02:58:53 AM »
Wow, you guys are scent freaks. Good to hear you found something that works and are sticking with it. Best of luck this hunting season.
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2018, 12:46:41 PM »
I am not a scent freak for sure but I do have my process. I never wash my hunting clothes until the end of the season unless I get a big sweat going in them. I wash my clothes and hang them in a cedar lined closet in my shed. When the season starts I get dressed the first morning go out to my burn pile and light off some oak leaves and stand in the smoke for just a minute or two. If I am hunting the farm with cows on it I will step in a few cow pies on the way to my stand just in case. i do hunt the wind every time I deer hunt for me that is 90% of not getting made. Now don't faint but I go #1 right out of the stand no bottle. Now I have not killed a lot of trophy deer but I have killed quite a few deer over the years  ;D
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2018, 02:21:38 PM »
I am not a scent freak for sure but I do have my process. I never wash my hunting clothes until the end of the season unless I get a big sweat going in them. I wash my clothes and hang them in a cedar lined closet in my shed. When the season starts I get dressed the first morning go out to my burn pile and light off some oak leaves and stand in the smoke for just a minute or two. If I am hunting the farm with cows on it I will step in a few cow pies on the way to my stand just in case. i do hunt the wind every time I deer hunt for me that is 90% of not getting made. Now don't faint but I go #1 right out of the stand no bottle. Now I have not killed a lot of trophy deer but I have killed quite a few deer over the years  ;D

i've read a ton on making #1 on of your stand. i've even done it in scrapes w/ cams over them. my conclusion is #1 don't alert deer
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2018, 05:53:51 PM »
I am not a scent freak for sure but I do have my process. I never wash my hunting clothes until the end of the season unless I get a big sweat going in them. I wash my clothes and hang them in a cedar lined closet in my shed. When the season starts I get dressed the first morning go out to my burn pile and light off some oak leaves and stand in the smoke for just a minute or two. If I am hunting the farm with cows on it I will step in a few cow pies on the way to my stand just in case. i do hunt the wind every time I deer hunt for me that is 90% of not getting made. Now don't faint but I go #1 right out of the stand no bottle. Now I have not killed a lot of trophy deer but I have killed quite a few deer over the years  ;D

i've read a ton on making #1 on of your stand. i've even done it in scrapes w/ cams over them. my conclusion is #1 don't alert deer
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Re: scent freaks??????
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2018, 04:28:49 PM »
I try and usually do but there are times I cant wash up, wash clothes etc. I do apply some of that scent spray neturalizer but sometimes I just grab my gear and go. 
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