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    Scent spray worth added weight?

    Hey guys, curious what you mountain gurus do? Here in IA, our stands are at lost 3/4 of a mile away and on "level" ground compared to the Rockies so I can pack in some Primos Scent Eliminator spray no problem. But next yr in CO, I don't think it's going to be worth the added weight and space used. I've heard about guys standing in campfire smoke for added cover scent....anyone believe in that? Regardless, I still will play the wind but wanted some thoughts on added help

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    I am skeptical of any "cover" or "elimination" sprays. I think it is kind of a gimmick to separate us from our money. After a couple of days (or much less) I can smell myself! I don't think it matters.

    Campfire smoke? I put that in the wives tail column too.

    Keeping the wind in your favor is above all the most important thing. Save the weight.

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    I'd rather take some deodorant than scent sprays, I'm more concerned with being able to live with myself while in my tent/sleeping bag.

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    I don't think they really work for an active hunter.

    Hunting the wind does work, however.

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    I use it hunting whitetails, but I just don't think it can keep up when you are working that hard.

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    Do like the one "professional" did on TV, smear fresh cow s#*^ on your face and clothes for cover scent!!!! Then let me know how it worked out for you!!

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    I am a avid Whitetail hunter and I agree I have never used the scent eliminator and not had a problem killing lots of deer. Just make sure I have several stand options that give me the wind advantage.

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    I swing both ways on the subject. In the high country i use fresh sage or whatever bush looks juicy. Take my shirt off rub it all over my clothes,hands and stinky spots. But this season while hunting for a cow elk i sprayed down with some cover spray for shits and giggles. I had a spike at 5 yards with the wind at my back before sunup. I dont know if he felt safe because it was dark or my odor didnt bother him. Later that morning a group of does came down the draw and i was stuck in the only tree around for cover. Wind at my back again. They came to 7 yards before picking me apart and blowing out. Maybe the stuff is worth the weight?
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    Find a wallow that the bulls have been using and do a little wallowing yourself. Who knows, might just work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardstalk View Post
    I swing both ways on the subject. In the high country i use fresh sage or whatever bush looks juicy. Take my shirt off rub it all over my clothes,hands and stinky spots. But this season while hunting for a cow elk i sprayed down with some cover spray for shits and giggles. I had a spike at 5 yards with the wind at my back before sunup. I dont know if he felt safe because it was dark or my odor didnt bother him. Later that morning a group of does came down the draw and i was stuck in the only tree around for cover. Wind at my back again. They came to 7 yards before picking me apart and blowing out. Maybe the stuff is worth the weight?
    +1 on rubbing branches on you or whatevers available.

 

 

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