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    Scent Control

    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Everything BB said, plus it helps to swab down with either scent-killing wipes, or any old baby wipes after a good climb.
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckbull View Post
    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!
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    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!!!
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    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.

 

 

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