I went 0 for 3 as well, I'm kinda mad though, the doe tag i put in for i had a 95% chance of drawing and still nothing, oh well maybe next year. It will actually work out though I'm gonna hunt OTC archery again this year for both Deer and Elk. I'm going to do a 10 day back pack wilderness hunt. My dad went 1 for 3 drawing the doe tag we applied for in whick makes no sence to me because i had 3 points and he only had 2 but thats how it goes sometimes. Next year he will have enough points for either Wenaha or Mt Emily elk hunt so he's already planning for that. Good luck to the rest of you.
We got our confirmation cards in the mail today, though we had already checked online shortly after midnight. Both my fiance and myself got Elk spike tags for Starkey unit and neither one of us got a deer tag which is what we were really wanting to go for. I guess I need to start prepping for hauling a heavier load and a change in my rifle of choice.
When it comes to scent, there are basically two types; those that attract and those that mask. I've tried both on many occasions. There are lots and lots of "doe in heat" scents, designed to attract a big buck into range. I've also used a "cow in heat" scent while elk hunting.
Another scent would almost be better named as a "coverup smell". The main goal is to cover up human odor or mask it. Though I don't believe you can ever totally eliminate all human...