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This by far is the worst deer season I have seen in about 15 years, I hunt in the U.P. and we had a Bad winter, wolf population is up, farmer block permit which begin in August, Youth hunts,extended seasons, the DNR needs to get a better handle on the deer count before being so generous with hunting seasons, or this may be a sign of the times to come. I am not alone many people in the U.P. feel the same way. We don't hunt the farmland, there was not alot of deer seen this season.
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...