The waiting hurts more when you know the season is already open and other guys are already out there chasing them. Hopefully your water hole pays off quickly. It's been hot but it's sure rained a lot this year.
Weird thing about the area we hunt is for some reason we hardly ever see another bow hunter, and my partner did not draw so I know he is not up there...now rifle is a different story..almost like a sea of orange hats running around.
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...