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Location: michigan
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cover scent?

What is the best set up for cover scent, I can't see paying 150.00 for a scent lock suit. I bought scent free shampoo, soap and laundry det. with no UV brightners and fresh earth cover scent. Is this enough? I also use James Valley Jel for my scrapes? Thanks

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Location: Virginia
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cover scent?

Welcome to the board! first of all..

and second, check the internet for links to make your own cover scents..

and what is good is that it is free and a good activity for you at home!

Go to http://www.google.com or any of the other search engines and learn to make your own cover scent, it is free, easy, and fun!

It is better than spending hundreds of dollars on the scent lock suits like you said and better than buying those chemical sprays that sometime stain your clothing..

Shampoo is good, soap is good and such, but it would be best to make your own..that way you don't spend no money!

Good luck and have a great season hunting!

God bless Big smile

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Location: michigan
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cover scent?

Thanks, for the help, I will give that site a try. Good luck to you also. I will hit woods a little harder this year in memory of a friend who pasted away on Sunday at the age of 53, he was a good friend and loved the outdoors & deer hunting.

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Location: Virginia
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wall hanger 36 wrote:
Thanks, for the help, I will give that site a try. Good luck to you also. I will hit woods a little harder this year in memory of a friend who pasted away on Sunday at the age of 53, he was a good friend and loved the outdoors & deer hunting.

Your more than welcome!

I feel so sorry for your loss....

Remember the good days!

a big god bless to you and your friend!

GOD BLESS!! Big smile :D Big smile :D Big smile :D Big smile :D

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cover scent?

I'm like you I don't want to spend that kind of money on a scent lock suit. I use the scent free laundry detergent and earth cover scent and I think it works fine.

Location: WV
Joined: 12/29/2004
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cover scent?

Usually when i hunt the best thing i use is something cheap from walmart but i have never tried the google thing ehich i might hve to do but i don't believe i would want to pay anywhere near that much and i am sorry about your loss good luck in the woods!!

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Location: Maine
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Re: cover scent?
wall hanger 36 wrote:
What is the best set up for cover scent, I can't see paying 150.00 for a scent lock suit. I bought scent free shampoo, soap and laundry det. with no UV brightners and fresh earth cover scent. Is this enough? I also use James Valley Jel for my scrapes? Thanks

I have used that system for many years..and with success every year!
I also put my clothesin a plastic tub thing I get from walmart.and put "DRY"
fur bows broke up in my clothes..(depending on whats in your area for trees)
and it just works great.I dont smoke,I only put on my clothes after I get out of my vehicle to hit the woods,I dont drive around with my hunting gear on,or go into stores,or pump gas in your clothes,you'll only ask to be scented.But keep you and your clothes scent free as possible and you'll do just fine.I have to say the earth cover scent on my clothes before I enter the woods has worked wonders,incase I have gotton some human scent on my hunting clothes somehow..either way great luck!!

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"Cover Scents"

Having used a pair of Bloodhounds, and talking with folks who track for S&R work one thing is for sure, There is NO WAY to use "Cover Scents" that actually work! You can minimize (NOT ELIMINATE, go to Youtube under Scent lok, vs Bloodhound if you doubt me!) your scent with activated charcoal suits, but "Cover Scents" only add another scent, NO MATTER HOW STRONG IT IS! YOUR scent will STILL be there for Deer to smell, all you effectively do is waste money on a Gimmick, and add a new scent which may actually spook the Deer (May not, but it may sometimes!)! Better to stay high in the tree, height will disperse your scent better, and help prevent the eyes of the Deer from seeing you! Peace Out!

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I agree with the earlier

I agree with the earlier poster, get high.  Ofcourse, not everybody is comfortable with climbing to extreme heights.  One thing I like to do is get scents that are from your surrounding areas where you hunt.  I hunt around a lot of pine trees.  So after I have air dried my clothing I usually take a couple gallon bags full of pine needles, poke a few holes in the bag, and store them in the same container as my clothes.  The scent isnt strong, but gives my clothes the familiar scent of where I hunt.  I have friends who will boil pine needles and then use the water for a cover scent.  I have tried it, but cannot really say whether it works or not.  The best thing about it, is that its familiar to your hunting surroundings and it is FREE!!!!  I think using the soaps and things are important.  I use them myself.  But using a cover scent thats not native to your hunting area is just another unfamiliar scent.  Good luck hunting and hope this helped. 

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The best cover scent is to

The best cover scent is to pay close attention to the wind! Big smile

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to answer the original question - yes

To answer the original (old) question - yes, that is enough but yest pay attention to the wind too.  I don't use a cover scent per se - what I do is spray buck lure (doe urine) on my boot soles when I walk to my stand and spray the rest of my clothes with scent eliminator.  I think teh brand is "scent blocker" dont remember for sure, but it seems to work for me so I'll keep doing it!  I also use the scent free laundry soap for my hunting clothes and avoid scented soaps and deoderants for teh last shower (rinse?) before hunting. 

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