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    Unless you can hold your breath for the whole time you're hunting. You won't ever be scent free.

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    I think covering your scent can help some, mostly in swirling or real light winds, but your only real safe bet is to keep the wind in your face.

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    We've done the Primos test on some pretty stinky stuff and it actually worked but some of the other brands, still was rank after the spray hit it. But I do agree with it not keeping up while hiking high country. Don't think I'd have room for it anyways even if I did want to bring it. Mainly wondered if the smoke "trick" was a joke......thanks for the input guys.

    Lol....and I've been known to try and do some pretty crazy things but I'll probably stay away from rubbin crap on my face! But never know...
    Last edited by Iowahunter; 08-28-2012 at 01:33 AM.

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    I'll say it again. Your breath will bust you everytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    I'll say it again. Your breath will bust you everytime.
    What if your breath smells like cow s#$t?

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    I'm not totally convinced that scent-elimination sprays really work, but I figure if they cut any amount of scent, they're worth the trouble to pack in. Any time you set-up at a wallow, creek crossing, or other ambush site, it might make the difference when an animal comes in from the 'wrong' way. Chewing on mint gum will also help cover any stinky old hunter breath.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    If you are going to take anything take the wipes that are available. They are much lighter and more packable. Like others mentioned, its more for personal hygiene than to cover your scent. With as many wildfires as there were this year, the smoke trick may work. The thing about cover scents is that you need to pick items that are natural from your surroundings; like someone mentioned above, using sage from the area he is hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonArrow View Post
    Chewing on mint gum will also help cover any stinky old hunter breath.
    To another human. Not to an elk.

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    As a research assistant who tranquilizes "wild" deer for a living, from 15 yds, I still don't use the stuff. As a fairly ultralight backcountry hunter, the thought of carrying scent spray makes me absolutely want to vomit. It's your choice, but you will NEVER catch me lugging that junk around on a backpacking trip.

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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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