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Old 07-19-2021, 02:13 PM
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I just picked one of these up. I have never used it in the field, because the season has not started yet. can anyone who has actually used this, or something like it give me their opinions on how well they work. Does it really take scent out of the equation or does it just help a lot.

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Old 07-19-2021, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by ma archer View Post
I just picked one of these up. I have never used it in the field, because the season has not started yet. can anyone who has actually used this, or something like it give me their opinions on how well they work. Does it really take scent out of the equation or does it just help a lot.

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My opinion is that a deer's sense of smell is better than the contraption that you bought.
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Old 07-20-2021, 01:11 PM
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I'd be skeptical about deer hearing the fan also. Not saying it couldn't help but not sure that it would completely block all scent and still be quiet enough so deer don't spook from it. Are you hunting from a tree stand, ground blind or just spot and stalk?
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Old 07-28-2021, 08:04 PM
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I've been archery hunting now for over 55 years and been successful for all but a couple of them and most years mulitple times. I have yet to have a need for such items. I have an ionizer at home but wouldn't think of using one in the field. Keep it simple and hunt the wind. That's my thinking.
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Old 07-30-2021, 03:33 AM
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Old 08-09-2021, 07:12 AM
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Originally Posted by ma archer View Post
I just picked one of these up. I have never used it in the field, because the season has not started yet. can anyone who has actually used this, or something like it give me their opinions on how well they work. Does it really take scent out of the equation or does it just help a lot.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Iím not familiar with that brand, but I do use an Ozonics Orion.

No, they donít totally take scent out of the equation but they do help. A lot.

Iíve had mixed results based on how highly pressured the deer are where Iím hunting. For instance, in Arkansas at Wattensaw WMA the deer are highly pressured and very educated. As soon as they realize they canít smell anything they know something is wrong and they leave. They donít blow out though, so it does help even there.

In Kentucky and Missouri on private land where the deer are more ďuneducatedĒ Iíve had them do what I call the Ozonics shuffle and then ignore it. Iíve even had a few old Kentucky does actually follow the ozone trail right to my tree. It didnít turn out well for them.

Yes, they do work but they arenít the holy grail of scent control the ads would have you believe.
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Old 08-13-2021, 08:39 AM
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I use an ozone unit in our hunting closet to descent our clothes and it made a huge difference not getting scented by the does when they come around. I have had deer come downwind and smell something and just be unsure what it is. Not a fear response, but something they are unsure of. It is kind of like air washing your clothes every time and de-scenting them. for $50 it was probably the best money I ever spent on anything for hunting.

The units that go over you in the field, I am not really sure of using. I am not familiar with Ion's but Ozone is bad for your lungs and i just won't use one actively around me.
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