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nvarcher
05-30-2012, 08:54 PM
How do you keep your scent down when you're chasing animals in the backcountry? Seems like it is pretty tough as I have never hunted the backcountry, only scouted.

Bitterroot Bulls
05-30-2012, 08:58 PM
scent control in the backcountry?

Keep the wind in your face, young grasshoppa.

If you have a bunch of money for something that likely doesn't do anything, you can use "scent killing spray" and all of that other stuff.

Muleys 24/7
05-30-2012, 09:14 PM
Yea, what BB said. I am always checking the wind with a little "windicator" bottle. I never hunt big game with out it, even the slightest breez will carry the powder and give you the wind direction.

CrimsonArrow
05-30-2012, 09:26 PM
Everything BB said, plus it helps to swab down with either scent-killing wipes, or any old baby wipes after a good climb.

RUTTIN
05-30-2012, 09:35 PM
Like was said before keep the wind in your face. I like to take a bath in a stream or lake, but it seems as more of a pick me up than anything. One thing that I am looking forward to is my Core4Element merino wool shirt, I wore this thing for a month chasing turkeys, and it still does not stink. I am sold on merino wool as a scent preventer, you are never going to get rid of all your human scent on a back country hunt, or any hunt for that matter.

buckbull
05-30-2012, 09:38 PM
scent control in the backcountry?

Keep the wind in your face, young grasshoppa.

If you have a bunch of money for something that likely doesn't do anything, you can use "scent killing spray" and all of that other stuff.

sometimes I think whitetail hunters would buy and rub dog sh!t on themselves if one the "celebrity" hunters said he kills more deer by doing it.

Muleys 24/7
05-30-2012, 09:47 PM
They say a deer can smell way better than a blood hound...... with that being said, I belive all the sentkiller stuff is a waste of money. The wind is your friend, if you can use it right.

Muleys 24/7
05-30-2012, 09:48 PM
sometimes I think whitetail hunters would buy and rub dog sh!t on themselves if one the "celebrity" hunters said he kills more deer by doing it.
Hahaha, aint that the truth!

Colorado Cowboy
05-30-2012, 09:50 PM
Yep...all us big game hunters are known as being windy!!! Never used any of the stuff, I just smell like campfire smoke and sweat after a few days!!!

BKC
05-30-2012, 09:56 PM
I use the dead down wind concentrate packets and fill my spray bottle up with creek water so I don't have to worry about carrying a bunch of bottles with me. A little tip, unscrew the sprayer off the top of the bottle and empty it by spraying whatever is in the vertical tube, when temps freeze overnight your sprayer will still work in the morning. Now that being said, I also use horses a lot to hunt and there is not enough scent spray on this planet to get rid of the smell of a sweaty horse, do the best you can and always use the wind.

packer58
05-30-2012, 10:00 PM
Lets see.....I'm not sure if this point has been touched on yet but :D........Wind in your face is the only scent control that is 100% effective 100% of the time and it doesn't cost you anything other than a little planning.

nvarcher
05-30-2012, 10:25 PM
Sometimes the wind swirls fellas... I always use the wind as a main plan but it helps to have that just in case.

mthuntress
05-30-2012, 11:51 PM
I use the dead down wind's products and smoke in a bottle.

Drhorsepower
05-31-2012, 12:03 AM
Smoooooooke in a bottle, lead in the sky.

hardstalk
05-31-2012, 07:26 AM
All while using the wind and smoke in a bottle I will usually find a good sage bush strip down and rub the sage in my hands and hit the rank spots than take my shirt lay it over the bush and smash as much sage as possible into the shirt and the same with the pants. Sage is some pretty smelly stuff once you break the small leaves up. And it's a natural scent. This all may be a mental confidence thing that works for me so take it for what it's worth.

Bitterroot Bulls
05-31-2012, 08:15 AM
Sometimes the wind swirls fellas... I always use the wind as a main plan but it helps to have that just in case.

nvarcher,

If you want to keep using it, that is fine. I don't think it hurts anywhere but the wallet. I have swam in the stuff myself, and let me tell you, when the wind "swirls," you are screwed.

packer58
05-31-2012, 08:21 PM
Lets see.....I'm sure my math is not technically correct but you get the idea. A deers nose can detect odor molecules at a rate of one part per million..........So, cover scents or the so called scent eleminators or even carbon must totaly mask, destroy or incapsulate 100 % of your human odor. I'm not saying the science behind these products are bad, i'm just saying there is NO WAY to totally eliminate human scent.

Muleys 24/7
05-31-2012, 11:05 PM
Lets see.....I'm sure my math is not technically correct but you get the idea. A deers nose can detect odor molecules at a rate of one part per million..........So, cover scents or the so called scent eleminators or even carbon must totaly mask, destroy or incapsulate 100 % of your human odor. I'm not saying the science behind these products are bad, i'm just saying there is NO WAY to totally eliminate human scent.
BINGO! I agree. Good math:cool:

Drhorsepower
05-31-2012, 11:11 PM
Lets see.....I'm sure my math is not technically correct but you get the idea. A deers nose can detect odor molecules at a rate of one part per million..........So, cover scents or the so called scent eleminators or even carbon must totaly mask, destroy or incapsulate 100 % of your human odor. I'm not saying the science behind these products are bad, i'm just saying there is NO WAY to totally eliminate human scent.

That is good math, you must have went to lassen.

packer58
05-31-2012, 11:17 PM
That is good math, you must have went to lassen.

Yep, Uh........ i mean....... yes in did

Roger L
06-12-2012, 09:08 AM
what do you use in your "windicator" bottle to detect wind direction?

packer58
06-12-2012, 10:49 PM
what do you use in your "windicator" bottle to detect wind direction?

You can refill your bottles with pure unscented talc powder, but for me there so inexpensive i just buy a couple more when i'm close to running out.

Muleys 24/7
06-13-2012, 06:56 AM
but for me there so inexpensive i just buy a couple more when i'm close to running out.

What are they, around five bucks I think? I always buy a few as well.

Wild Country
06-18-2012, 01:52 PM
I use scent blocker and it works for me....but it's not to stop the critters from smelling me. It's works great so I don't have to smell my self. I take 2 sets of clothes and spray down mainly my shirts and ender-gear so when I put them on over my head after three days I don't puke a little in my mouth.

wolftalonID
06-19-2012, 10:13 AM
Then there is always a bath.... Unlike most hunters and the stories they tell, the modern day hunter understands the need to cleanse oneself once in a while.
Scent free soaps, a little water. One can even heat the water to prevent the adolescent yelping often overheard from an unexpecting hunter dipping in a mountain stream.
If the clothes are funky, you can even wash them. Ask a mom or wife to show you how that works too! I was raised by a pack of women, so this skill is not foreign to me by any means.
To this day, I have yet to go hunting or camping for any length of time and come home smelling like the backside of a three day dead yeti.
Scent control can help...so can a bath. And like many said ahead....wind my friend. Ask the cavemen....they apparently survived hunting without all the gizmos...we are here arent we?