Well, I think they do to an extent. I do not believe though that any scent killer product can truly get rid of all human scent. A little cover scent, and using the wind to your advantage, and I think you are fine. Heck, I have even used diluted apple cider on occasion when hunting in an apple orchard, or if I forgot that, I would take an apple andcut it open, then rub it on my hat, shoulders, pants, etc. Seemed to work for me. Heck, no deer that is downwind of you in 20 mph winds is gonna stick around too long, scent killer or not.
I always shower with scent killer body wash, use scent killer and a cover scent and then hunt downwind of the deer. Does the scent killer work? Dunno for sure, but the entire program seems to do the job.
Deer hunters spend so much time trying to pattern deer that we forget that we also can be "patterned." After all, most of us hunt the same days and the same hours, so it isn't difficult for deer to figure us out.
While we would never recommend giving up hunting the traditional moving times for deer -- early morning and late evening -- it's important to keep in mind that deer will move at other times of the day. Sometimes hunting through lunch, or getting in your stand earlier than usual for an...