I have requested a copy of the Virgina Tech study twice form Natural Preator and have not recieved anything from them. This is just like Scent Killer who claim that 99% of "replicated " odors were found to be stopped in a study at RUTGERS UNIVERSITY IN A STUDY DONE IN THE KICHEN LAB THERE. THEY WON'T RELEASE THE RESULTS EVEN TO OUTDOOR WRITERS.
The scent killer was used twice in conjunction with Scentlok and the Bloudhound and is posted on you tube and Discovery channel and it didn't seem to provide any assistence in fooling an animals nose. I still maintain if your particular scent system can't fool a dog it can't fool a deer's nose.
bmorris, I can't explain why or why not you can't get a copy from anyone involved with that study. Natural Predator is going through a sale of the company which could explain why they haven't responded. Most universities don't feel obligated to hand over their work to anyone who happens to call over the phone and demand/ask for a copy, although it would seem to me that they would want to.
You are entitled to believe whatever you want to believe and I'm not here to ASK you to believe in my studies, anyone else's studies, etc. I contributed my experiences and offered to you a known study for you to comprehend. I am curious if you tried the experiment that I suggested? If you want to test carbon first hand and not rely on anyone else's recommendation, simply pick up some commercial carbon, like Tru Carbon, pour some skunk pee, doe pee, human pee or whatever byproduct that you are suspicious about, in your hand and then pour the carbon over it! Tell us all what happened. Simple enough!
If you still aren't convinced it helps reduce scent, I wouldn't know what else to suggest to you. No one is saying that it removes ALL human scent, their just saying it reduces scent better than anything else. I'll stand by that comment also! I've tested it up close and personal with dozens of mature bucks, does, coyotes, etc. and have found that no other product aids in my stealth as activated carbon.
As far as Mythbusters goes, I don't rely on non-hunters advice too often in my decision to purchase a particular product. I've seen several of their studies before and have found some of them to be "under studio conditions" and not reflective of real world situations. That's not to say I don't believe in scientific research, I do! I just think when you are testing one product, you should test it under the conditions that it was made for. That's exactly what I do!