Scent killer help

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by CountryHart, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I've searched till my eyes crossed. There was a recipe posted a month or so ago about making scent killer. It had peroxide, bakin soda and distilled water in it i remember. What i don't recall was who posted it. I bought the stuff yesterday but can't recall the directions. If anyone can help find this i'ld appreciate the help
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Don't i suddenly feel dumb? I did a search and it pulled up Copeman's post in deer hunting. Thanks Arron, chem class has officially opened.:crazy:
     

  3. CopeMan

    CopeMan New Member

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    Hey john i made up some of it and it seemed to work. But i got a bunch of the new primos silver scent away stuff and im usin it. I never had a deer wind me while usin the homeade brand that i know of. Good luck to ya brother.
     
  4. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Be careful about that Primos silver. I read somewhere that someone sprayed there face mask with it and ended up in the ER, it closed up his throat.
     
  5. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    My hunting partner and I were discussing this subject yesterday while moving a stand. You all know that I am "Old School". Like i told my friend, Charlie, if you breath, you are putting off scent. If a deer gets down wind of you he will smell it. PERIOD! Look at the market hunters of the early 1900s. They lived in the woods for weeks at a time with no personal hygiene, yet almost wiped out all the deer in the country. Unless you become a vegetarian, you will smell like a predator every time you breath. That is why the Indians, (Casino Indians, not Slurpee Indians) used the sweet lodge and didn't eat meat for days before a hunt.
     
  6. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Antibiotics do a great job at eliminating odors too. They kill all odors in your feces, breath, sweat, and urine. I don't recommend overusing them and building up a tolerance to them. But, If I'm planning a big weekend hunt, A vacation hunt, Or If I think I'm in the immediate area of a real trophy class deer I'll take them, and not eat meat, onions or garlic for a couple days prior. And I use a remarkable cover scent called essence of fall. it smells like alchohol until it dries. Then it smells like the forest floor. I've had deer directly downwind of me and didn't get busted. One time I was hunting on the ground in a fence row on a big field. I had a scent bomb out in the field cross wind from me. Not just as an a attractant, but something to stop them and get thier attention so I could draw when they walked the row in front of me. The wind changed just before sunset and was blowing the gel scent right in my face. A nice buck walked up to the fence behind me. He put his head down and hunched down to jump the fence and stopped. I was looking through my top cam over my shoulder staring him right in the eye. He was only about 3 feet behind me directly downwind! If I was quick enough, I could have slapped him right on the nose. I'm glad he seen me. Or he would have jumped the fence and landed right on my quiver full of brand new arrows that was sitting right next to me. My point is, You can take steps to ALMOST totally eliminate or cover your scent. BUT , it's very, very difficult. you almost have to make it a religion. Brush your teeth and gargle with baking soda, Drink sassafras tea, use an unscented scent killer on the clothing touching your skin. don't carry a leather wallet, or belt, etc, etc. It's almost not worth it though. I usually just play the wind, and hunt different stands depending on the wind. And I shoot tons of them every year. But sometimes I'll go all out to get a little closer.
     
  7. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    I take several pre cautions to fight odor too. I take a shower using non-scented soap, making sure to cover all areas. I brush my teeth using baking soda. Wash clothes with scent-eliminating products. New rubber boots will sit in the outdoors for 1 year, before I slip them on. Then I'll wash them in scent-eliminating soap and sprinkle baking soda in the inside of them. I definently like the DEAD DOWN WIND products offered for the hunter. They have a large selection of scent-eliminating shampoos, detergents, toothpaste, deodorants,etc.

    But in reality, playing the wind is the most important for hunting. Taking necessary pre cautions is being smart and will up the odds in your favor.
     
  8. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Wouldn't washing your hunting clothes with just baking soda eliminate the smell or is the hunter products like Primo more effective? Also just a thought, does anyone wash there truck seat covers also before a hunt? Kinda makes sense to do that. JMHO
     
  9. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    I dont have seat covers in mine. BUT, when I'm concerned about odors, I'll wash a comforter in scent free stuff and cover my seats. Or use plastic seat covers from an auto shop. I also use paper floor mats and cover the brake, and accelerator pedal. That's with me not wearing my boots till I get there. Like i said. It's almost a religion....
     
  10. billNpam

    billNpam Active Member

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    I usually do not get dressed in hunting clothes until I reach ny hunting spot. But before I even leave I have washed in non scented hunting soap. Then after I dress behind the truck spray down with odor elimiantor. I also place fox urine or step in a cow patty before I walk to my stand.
     
  11. kennylee

    kennylee New Member

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    I have to agree with Flathead Willie, it's said that deer have a better since of smell than a dog and a dog can track you down on a day old trail. I hunt the wind and don't expect much coming in from down wind, but it always happens deer come in down wind some times they spook some times they don't. I think the scent trail you leave walking in and out of the woods should be as minimal as possible, and thats why I wear knee high rubber boots and try not to touch any thing with my hands or rub up against anything. But what ever works and gives you cofidence in the woods is worth doing.
     
  12. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    That plan has been working for me for years. I wouldn't bow hunt without rubber boots. When I first read an article about it several years ago, I was raising Blue Tick Hounds. While training them in the mountains around here, they would run for miles and always find their way right back to where I was. One day I took a pair of rubber boots along in a back pack. I had 5-6 dogs with me, including my lead dog. After they had run over a ridge, I changed into the rubber boots, and walked about 50 yards up the mountain, and down wind. Awhile later the dogs started coming back. They tracked me right to where I changed boots and keep running in circles. They couldn't find me. It was funny to watch. They just kept circling the tree where I had been, looked up in the tree, ran around some more, and never found me until I called them. I've worn rubber boots ever since.
     
  13. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    i Mixed up a jug of Arron's scent killer bout a week ago. I'm headin to the woods this evenin and hopefully can test drive it with a big rack, but i'll settle for a big fat nanny.:wink: I also hunt with green lacross rubber boots.
     
  14. cumberlandcat

    cumberlandcat New Member

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    You mean you are taking real antibiotics from the doctor, man your nuts. they are finding in studys that they are no good because they kill all of your natural fighting abilitys .I'd watch out man and sure as heck wouldn't take them for deer hunting purposes. Sorry had to put in my 2 cents.
     
  15. on_the_fly

    on_the_fly New Member

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    man I in 30 years never ever though about not eating meat days before a hunt or wiping my truck seat down, taking antibiotics for hunting:eek:oooh:eek:ne even said eliminating odors was near religous. Mabey thats why I have never harvested a 12 pointer but wait I hunt for table fare and have shot deer in blue jeans and a yellow coat and put out a cigarette less than a min or two before deer deer step 10 to 20 yards in front of me.( I was 17 and living at home and could not smoke in front of my folks so I smoked every chance I could when they were out of site.) my point is I think people are selling theirselfs in sent removal was too much. Willie is right about spending all that money and time and you breath and there is sent. Dont take me wrong I do try and take steps to lower my sent but I dont think you can ever fully remover your sent. I belive you need to hepl cover your sent trail in and then get high up in a tree.

    I usually do not get dressed in hunting clothes until I reach my hunting spot and put on good rubber boots with a sent drag tied to them and a climbing stand up over 15 feet will put you above the smell zone of a deer. I like to go 20 feet . I use a small rope that is 21 feet long that I tie to my stand and the other to my gun or bow and climb till the slack of the rope is almost tight to help me juge my distance. FOR ME THIS WORKS WELL!!