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Hunting Whitetail - need odorless repellent!

Old 10-18-2011, 09:20 PM
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Default Hunting Whitetail - need odorless repellent!

Here I'm 58, and this is only my second year hunting. So far I've not had the opportuntiy to kill a deer or hog, but I keep trying. My friend is very experienced, so I am learning a lot from him. Last weekend I hunted Archery, this weekend I'll be sitting in my stand with my muzzloader.

Between all of my scouting expiditions (did use lots of repellent for them) and hiking through the woods over the past two years I have accumulated many insect bites, and many are ticks. Unfortunately I'm hyper sensitive to them, and my 'wounds' last about three weeks and go through all stages of swelling, pus, itching etc. I sure have the scars to prove I've been in the woods.

When hunting, I use a Thermacell which helps with the skeeters and no seeums. Other than that, no repellent/no odor. Are there any homemade odorless hunting friendly insect repellent recipees out there? I'd like to 'take a bath' in some before I go out again, but odorless is the key.

Wish me luck -- it's my turn to kill something tasty.

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Old 10-19-2011, 04:25 AM
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I use a Thermocell for skeeters. I also spray my cloths with Duranon, it's permethrin and keeps ticks, chiggars and such away, it really has no odor and easily covered up by no scent spray.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:40 AM
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I saw an ad on TV for some camo clothing that repels (in addition to providing a physical barrier) insects. Might be worth a try. Other than that, try to leave as little skin exposed as possible.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:10 PM
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Don't know where you live but, hopefully, it will be cold enough that you won't have to worry about them pretty soon. Till then, tuck your pants in your boots (or tie them shut), button your sleeves and spray down with anything that works for you. Don't worry about the smell, just play the wind.

Fidgeting around, scratching and, losing concentration because of itchy bug bites will get you busted by deer quicker than the smell of the spray.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:37 AM
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yellow sulfur powder will work. just sprinkle some around the inside of your waistband and in the tops of your sock. Worked great when I mowed yards as a kid. Kept me from getting ate up with ticks and chiggers.
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