Got a question for ya. I've asked several guys this and never get the same answer twice. Taking rubber boots and scent elimination products out of the equation, If Joe Blow was to take a little jaunt through the woods, In lets say just plain old hunting boots and clothing, how long would it take for his scent to totally dissipate? I've heard anywhere from minutes to days. I know there are alot of factors that come into play such as humidity, wind, etc. So for the sake of argument lets say weather condions are ideal.
The reason I ask this is because, as a rule, if I have to track a wounded animal through the woods, I usually don't hunt that area for a while because of the scent I've dispersed. I try to let it cool down a little before going back in.
ORIGINAL: Woods Walker
Great responses! You guys nailed it!
..."[size=2]With the exception of maybe whitetails living in remote areas that rarely if ever contact humans, the fact is whitetails smell humans all the time.
One of the key factors IMO is how their little computers fit it into context. "
This about sums it up as well as anything does!
One of the reasons people perceive scent-loc suits working as well as they do, is that although I don't believe for a nano-second that it ELIMINATES human odor, and that the so-called "rejuvination" in a standard household drier is documented as impossible, the nature of the garment itself seals in a certain amount of human odor, so that even though deer may still smell you, they think that you are maybe a 100 yards or more away, and not the 20 yards that you really are.
As I've said before, my farmer friend reeks of diesel fuel and Winston cigarrettes, but when he drives in or walks in a field the deer pay him no mind. CERTAINLY they can smell him. They just don't associate his odor with danger, in fact, quite the opposite........"CONTEXT"
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