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Old 09-14-2007, 07:13 PM
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I was just wondering how important it is to be scent free when scouting new hunting land. The thing is, I just got a new hunting lease and was going to go tomorrow and scout it out and set up my equipment (stand, trail cam, feeder, etc.) If i hadn't planned on hunting it until next weekend should I still worry about my scent? Could I just go as far as wearing rubber boots and gloves instead of going the whole nine yards and bathing and washing some clothes in scent killing soaps?
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Old 09-14-2007, 07:34 PM
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With the season just a week away I would go the whole nine yards and don't forget to spray down anything you leave behind.
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:25 PM
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i think its more important to be scent free when scouting cause you need the deer to come back. at least if you couldnt when you hunted maybe youd get a shot before they smelled you but why risk it how much time doesnt it take to wash your clothes and spray down compared to spending hours in a tree not seeing anything cause of those few extra minutes.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:12 AM
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Alright, I admitt that was a stupid question. Just getting lazy i guess.
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Old 09-15-2007, 06:27 AM
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I don't use scent killer this and that when scouting unless its later in the season and i am trying to hunt a paticlur deer. Our season comes in during Aug. so its so hot and dry that it doesn't really matter. you scent will dry before a deer comes through.

I do wear my rubber boots though. So far...i've been good.
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Old 09-15-2007, 09:54 PM
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what makes you think your sent its wet. i think your thinking of swet but alot of scent actually comes from the oils and skin falling off you body all the time.
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