I know deer can smell. I know when your bowhunting your going to be close to the deer. What I don't know is if scent away and other scent killing products honestly make a difference. I use it sometimes, but I was not wearing it when I killed all 4 of my deer so far.. Do you guys think its necessary? How many times do you spray it on you? Please reply and include any other info on scent away or tips that you think might be helpful.
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I use scent blocker jacket, pants, gloves, head cover. I shower and spray and try to do everything I can to control scent. I spray like crazy. Opening day this year I had a light wind at my back and a doe stepped out at 10 yards downwind. I blew the shot but that was another story. Was it the spray? Clothes? Showering? Combination? I'm not sure but I have had deer very close to me when I hunt. Now, when I don't see any, did they smell me? Quite possibly. Maybe someone else knows a scientific answer to this. ????
I read Scent A Way doesn't kill airborne odors, it just prevents further odors. Not sure if that's true.
I bought the entire case of scent a way from Wal-Mart: deodorant, soap, spray, detergent, washer sheets, and a plastic bag to keep clothes in. The effectiveness of scent a way I'm unsure, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. This plus being about 25ft in a tree stand should do the trick.
Last edited by pseshooter89; 10-09-2011 at 11:16 PM.
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I believe it works. I am very scent conscious. Also, anything to give you the added confidence to make the ultimate hunt successful.
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As we all know it doesnt make you invisable , BUT , out of all i have used on the market the Hunters Specialties Scent A-Way works the best as far as i'm concerned
I have used scent killer for years and swore by it until I started thinking that it didnt work that well. Thats when I switched to Scent A Way ACORN SCENTED. It works way better than scent killer and I believe that is partially due to the acorn scent.
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Probably as much as Sent blocker and the other clothing that's out there.
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I love scent-a-way.I left some beef sticks in my work lunch box.It was in the garage for most of the summer.I assume u know whats next???
I sprayed scent a way in the cooler,the stink was gone!
test it u'rself put gasoline on u'r hands,let dry,spray with u'r favorite scent remover,do they(hands) smell like gas anymore?
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Theres a cover page article in the last few months from field and stream about a scent control. They take a drug sniffing dog and have him find a man in a field of 30 or so boxes. Then they have the dog try and find a man in one of the boxes who has steped in in clean clothes, then again after in full scent blocker atire and sprayed down etc... The dog finds the man without the scent elimination products in 19 seconds without i believe and 11 or 12 seconds with the scent killer. So to a drug dogs nose, there is no difference. There was also a article about the actual fabrics effectiveness is actuall as high as they say. Its only around 9-10% if i remember compared to the claimed 70 and up percentage.
I believe that it does help but its effectivness is no where near what they say it is. But as bowhunters we need every single bit of help we can get. If it means an extra 5 yards closer you can get I'll take it because it could be all we need to make a sucessful shot.
Last edited by Gyle; 10-10-2011 at 07:31 PM.
Here’s the deal. Young deer are stupid! They will sometimes not follow their nose FACT! I've had 1.5 year old bucks several time come up downwind of me, and sometimes I didn't even have camo on. So to answer your question. NO! However, if you're hoping to score a mature doe or buck then the answer is, YES! Think of it this way will you? Have you ever had a basket ball player walk by you in a gym? If so, do you remember how they stink? That’s the smell deer smell with our natural scent, but until they associate it with danger, then all bets are off. That’s why I stay away from the woods when it’s 80+ degrees and no rain in the forecast. A general rule is; if you sweat then the woods then it will smell like a high school locker room to the deer. That’s why it so important to use scent spray before, during and after your hunting. Because the deer “CAN SMELL YOU, LIKE YOUR WIFE SMELLS YOUR FARTS!”
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i realize this is from 2009 but its a good look into some studies about this topic.. http://www.deeranddeerhunting.com/re...bit-your-scent
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j/k but I don't know if Scent Away works or not but im not willing to go with out it
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