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scent

Postby sbertram87 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:00 am

Hi everyone, I want to get some ideas as to what you guys do to kill scent on deer calls and on other equipment like range finders, knifes, etc.
I live on a farm and bow hunting starts 9-18-09 here in Minnesota so i was thinking of spraying them down with scent killer and leave them hang on a clothes line over night the last week of August and then put them in a scent killing duffel bag. Does this sound like a good plan or does anyone have a better way of doing this?
Thanks a million

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RE: scent

Postby DeanoZ » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:07 am

Generally I will either use the scent wipe clothes or the spray and wipe/spray my gear down either the night before, in which case it goes in my scent tote or right before I walk to my stand.  if its a call you probably want to wash them out every so often as well.

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RE: scent

Postby buckhunter21 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:17 am

ORIGINAL: sbertram87

Hi everyone, I want to get some ideas as to what you guys do to kill scent on deer calls and on other equipment like range finders, knifes, etc.
I live on a farm and bow hunting starts 9-18-09 here in Minnesota so i was thinking of spraying them down with scent killer and leave them hang on a clothes line over night the last week of August and then put them in a scent killing duffel bag. Does this sound like a good plan or does anyone have a better way of doing this?
Thanks a million

 
Welcome to the forum!  Anyways, sounds like you have everything under control.  The deer in your area I'm sure are used to the 'farm' smell, so I wouldn't worry too much about that.  Just make sure the clothesline isn't in line with any smoke coming from a campfire/stove/etc, but other than that, you should be good.  Good luck, and we look forward to hear more from you!
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RE: scent

Postby ksredneck » Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:08 pm

I'm not very accomplished in the fact that I don't have very many kills but I was taught to stick all my hunting gear in a tote with cedar branches. Cause the deer probably smell cedar everyday.

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RE: scent

Postby Haywood » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:26 pm

When I spray myself down before walking into the woods I usually get a healthy dose on my binocs, calls, bow, etc. Probably isn't the best way to do it but it gets the job done and doesn't require a lot of extra time.

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RE: scent

Postby Goose » Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:24 pm

You could use hydrogen peroxide to wipe down your equipment.
 
I personally will be wiping EVERYTHING down with hydrogen peroxide or paper towels soaked in scent killer and then store everything in an airtight container.
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RE: scent

Postby Demoderby4 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:16 pm

I wipe all my stuff off (with scent free washed gloves on) about a week or so before opening day, then i let em sit outside for that week out of the way of any smoke, steam, or whatever. This year I will be doing the same but keeping everything in a scent free container with earth scent wafers and/or branches from the woods i hunt in. It's always good to have scent prevenative scent wipes in the field for your gear and yourself after the hike to the woods. Sounds like you have a sound plan though, good luck this year!!
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RE: scent

Postby Cut N Run » Tue Aug 04, 2009 5:00 pm

We have a screened porch on the back of the house that becomes my "hunting closet" as Fall approaches. It gets breeze blown, but is still under cover from rain.
 
Those scent-free wipes are great for cleaning gear and minimizing human scent. You can't be too scent-free to hunt deer.
 
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RE: scent

Postby sbertram87 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:08 am

Hi thanks for all the answers so far. Next question, when it comes to taking a shower before hand what do you guys do? Forexmaple do you use normal towels or scent free ones. Do you have a pair of none hunting close you wear as you drive to the stand than change into hunting gear. Please give me some step by step details would be great.
thanks
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RE: scent

Postby buckhunter21 » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:43 am

Glad to help...this is my routine:
 
*I have towels and non-hunting clothes that I use just for this purpose...Before the season starts, I'll wash all these in scent-free/uv-free soap.  Next I'll either hang-dry them outside, or put them in a dryer with a scent-free dryer sheet.  After that, they get put in a scent free containter/tote, for me to use during the season.
 
*Before I go out everytime, I take a scent-free shower and dry myself off with one of those scent-free towels.  ...I then use scent-free deoderant, lotion, and baking soda toothpaste.  If I'm driving to my location, I'll then jump into those scent-free clothes that I had washed previously, and then change on-site.  I'll spray down each layer also as I'm putting it on. 
 
I probably could go into detail more, and I hope I'm not forgetting anything.  Any more questions feel free to ask!
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