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Old 03-31-2006, 12:51 PM
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Default Homemade cover scent?

I have heard of people boiling leaves, sticks, moss, etc from there hunting area to make cover scent. Does this actually work? if anyone knows a "recipe" for this could you let me know what it is, such as boiling time and water to "ingredient" ratio.
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Old 03-31-2006, 02:56 PM
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Actually after i was my clothes in scent eliminater i put them in a plastic bag filled with fir boughs and cedar chips it works grat for me
I do this about a month before season opens
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Old 03-31-2006, 03:29 PM
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ORIGINAL: hunt genious

Actually after i was my clothes in scent eliminater i put them in a plastic bag filled with fir boughs and cedar chips it works grat for me
I do this about a month before season opens
I know a lot of people who do this. I've done it a time or two.

As far as "cover" scents. I like to go scent free. If the deer can't smell you, you don't take the chance of whatever "cover" scent you have on spooking him.
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Old 03-31-2006, 08:45 PM
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I pick about 100 of those berry looking things you see on ever green trees. I smash them all up and boil them for just a couple of minutes and then let it set there until it cools. I usually make about 2 quarts. After it cools pour it thru a coffee filter and then place in your pump sprayer. If you got evergreens in your woods this is an awsome natural cover.
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Old 03-31-2006, 11:00 PM
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I have a buddy who has a rubbermade containerhe puts a little dirt, leaves, acorns and sticks that are decomposing in. Stores his camo in it when he isnt in the woods. He kills 2 nice deer a year.
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Old 04-01-2006, 04:07 AM
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Pick a quart or two of leaves , bark , ground duff , and soil from the area you intend to hunt , put it in a big pot with enough water to cover , set it on a burner (preferably outdoors) , simmer for 30 minutes and then cool and strain through coffee filters . It won't fool a whitetail but at least you got some excercise that day ...

The best cover scent that I've ever used was Deer Dander , it really does work as a curiosity lure and also makes a dandy wife repellent .
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Old 04-01-2006, 04:49 AM
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When ever I "used" a cover scent my luck was always worse. I recommend scent elimination.
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Old 04-01-2006, 08:29 AM
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My thoughts are, if you hunt the wind like you are supposed to, you don't need a cover scent. All I use is a scent elimination spray to cut down the odor, and hunt the right stands according to wind.
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:13 AM
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when I hunt on the ground I use a "little"doe pee,if I'm in the air I use "coon"scent.BUT best to be scent free to start with.
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Old 04-02-2006, 11:06 AM
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My thoughts are, if you hunt the wind like you are supposed to, you don't need a cover scent. All I use is a scent elimination spray to cut down the odor, and hunt the right stands according to wind.
I also agree.
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