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Steps for sent control

Old 11-19-2013, 10:19 AM
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Default Steps for sent control

These are the steps I fallow to stay sent free. Thought I would post this to show people how I do it and for some opinions. So for it has worked good for me.

To start off with I fill my plastic box full of activated charcoal (it has weather strip around the edge so it is sealed tight) and let it sit over night to eliminate the odor in the box.

I put I pack of baking soda in washer and let it run with nothing in it to eliminate the odor In the washer.

I put my clothes in washer with another pack of baking soda and hunting detergent and rinse.

When done rinsing I put the clothes in a trash bag.

I hang them to dry outside in natural elements till dry.

When dry I put them In the plastic box with some pine branches to make them smell like the natural surroundings.

I store the plastic tub in my truck so it is ready when I need it.

I dress when I get to the woods away from any odors.

Finally I spray down with dead down wind on my walk in.

I repeat this process every 2-3 weeks depending on how much I hunt.
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Old 11-19-2013, 01:04 PM
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That's a pretty detailed proceedure you follow to be as scent free as you can, and hats off to you for that. But, other than rubber boots, I take no real precautions to be scent free. I hunt with the right wind direction (I smoke too) and my stand heights are 20'-30'. Never under 20'. It's a rare day when I get busted, but when I have been, it's been by a MATURE doe.

Also, the times when I have been busted, it wasn't because I was smelled, heard, or from movement on my part. It's because these old doe just know to check low AND high for danger. These are experienced deer that have "seen it all". They know that thing on the side of that tree just doesn't belong there, regardless of how scent free you are. Sometimes it's about more than scent control.
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