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Author Topic: Best Cover Scent  (Read 337 times)

Offline hoytman62

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Best Cover Scent
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:46:52 PM »
What cover scent do you have the best success with while walking to your stand?  Put it on the bottom of your boots and where else?     Thanks!!

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Offline gobihawk

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Re: Best Cover Scent
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2018, 07:55:44 PM »
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Offline yari

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Re: Best Cover Scent
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2018, 09:23:12 PM »
I wash my clothes w/ DDW, then put them in a scent free container w/ cedar or pine wafers. that's my cover scent

rubber boots for sure. only wear them when hunting. don't where them getting breakfast, gas...

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Re: Best Cover Scent
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2018, 09:28:03 PM »
Rather than a cover scent I stick with a scent killer.  For about the last 10 years have been using a common homebrew recipe that you can find all over the internet (water, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and a little dish soap).  For many years I just used baking soda & water.  Have had a lot of success with that in terms of not being busted while on the stand or even walking over areas that deer came through behind me within minutes in some cases.  I keep it in a quart spray bottle and mist my boots, jacket, hat, gloves, and pants before I leave the truck and sometimes when I get back.  To Yari's point, my rubber boots are only used for hunting - I pull them on right before walking away from the truck to keep as much unnatural stink off of them as possible.
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Offline Bearclaw

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Re: Best Cover Scent
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2018, 05:33:58 PM »
Unless I am laying a scent trail with a scent drag, the best cover scent is no scent. I use HS Specialties unscented spray. Deer are used to no scent so anything else could be a red flag to them. Just something to consider.
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