Simple scent reduction

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  1. Longdraw

    Longdraw Weekend Warrior

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    Covering rubber boots with local mud, near hunting location.
    Throwing climbing sticks(I take bottom 2 home so nobody can easily climb up and take my stand/sticks), and safety harness onto my pine bushes 1 week before a hunt.

    Any other simple steps you deer slayers have?
     
  2. DCthebowhunter

    DCthebowhunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Keeping my dog off my clothes when they're hanging dry.
     
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    grnhd Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I hunt a lot here at house, where I just walk out the door and go to my stand. If my wife or kids lets my older dog out while I'm hunting,shes at the base of my stand in less than a minute. You can see her nose to the ground trailing me. The point I'm making is we're never scent free, so I don't worry about it as much as I use to. That's a good idea for a thread....
     
  4. Longdraw

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    I'll never forget my first bow hunt where the biggest buck I have ever seen while hunting winded me. That was the b!&ch slap I needed to remind me of scent reduction and using the wind.
     
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    ALL4HUNTIN Weekend Warrior

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    Yup.... I hunt on a private farm in Ga.. There are cattle and horses everywhere.. I always step in the warmest heaping pile of...... Well, yea,... and head into the woods.. It may not cover my scent completely, but it sure will mask and confuse the scent enough..
     
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    Baking soda in boots then cover the tops. For at least 3 days prior to hunt also I spray them down with DDW days prior to first hunt
     
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    the dog i use to have i would have to put her on a leash so she would not follow me to my stand when i hunt behind my house one day i left to go to my stand and after being in my stand 30 min i heard something and looked up and my dog trailed me to my stand she got off the leash and i wore lacross rubber boots to my stand
     
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    Been using DDW boot powder in my boots every other hunt it breaks down better then baking soda and does a great job killing odor.
     

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