10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

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10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

Postby Ben Sobieck » Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:40 am

by Dr. Phillip Bishop

Here's what we can do if we want to minimize our human odor:

1. Wash your hunting clothing and equipment with non-scented detergent.

2. Use scent-reduction garments.

3. Store all apparel and as much of your equipment as possible in scentproof totes and/or bags.

4. Shower with non-scented soap.

5. Spray all apparel and equipment with scent-elimination sprays.

6. Under-dress for the temperature until you get to your stand.

7. Avoid spicy foods that can show up in sweat (garlic, alcohol, etc.) and avoid gas-producing foods (beans, cabbage, etc.).

8. Fuel up the truck the day before instead of stopping on the way to your hunting land.

9. Use cover scents common to the local area.

10. Pay attention to the wind at all times.

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RE: 10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

Postby ranwin33 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:12 am

I'm big on cover scents. 
With no running water, camp fire smoke, cigar smoke, etc. it doesn't take long to get to smelling pretty bad once we're at deer camp, I try to wash up as best I can but it's never as good as a shower. 
I keep my hunting clothes stored in plastic containers, but the rest of me, well....[:(].
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RE: 10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

Postby bwhntr » Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:44 pm

I like to spray down before I walk to my stand, I also like to stop a few times before getting to my stand, and spray down again, and then one more time after getting to my stand. After climbing into my stand, I will drop cover scent to the ground around my stand (I use coon urine.) I've had deer walk and feed right under my stand this way and never give a glance.

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RE: 10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

Postby adirondackhunter » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:49 pm

Good list ,i do 1,2,3,4, 5 ,7, 8 , 10.
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RE: 10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

Postby wisbooner3932 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:53 pm

I would have to say it is quite obvious that 10 is the biggest by far. 1-9 don't matter at all if the wind is blowing in the direction buck isnt.  I do howver follow most of these just in case. You never know will the big boy will come from and thats what makes hunting so exciting!
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RE: 10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

Postby OHIOCE » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:07 pm

All good advice but the best thing you can do, in my opinion, is use a climber and hunt at 25+ feet.

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RE: 10 Ways to Beat a Buck's Nose

Postby spottedskunk » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:16 am

Unless its freezing outside I usually will change into my hunting clothes when I get to the woods. Will put on my camo when I get out of the truck.

Another good way to help out during the hunt is to hunt higher in the tree.

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