I don't go to great extremes. Over the years I have realized that if I'm careful to stay downwind from game then scent doesn't really matter much. And if I'm upwind from the game then no matter what I do it's not enough.
So, I use scent-free and brightener-free detergent to wash my hunting clothes, and I use scent-free soap and deodorant for myself, but besides that I just mostly remain constantly aware of the direction of air movement.
I wash my clothes in scent free soap, store them in an airtight container with earth scent dryer sheets, shower with non scent soap use no-scent deodorant, wear rubber boots, and spray down with earth scent spray.
If you want the best results you have to go all out.
everyone goes to extremes when preparring for scent controll but nobody thinks about how bad their breath stinks! I bring a little bag of cut up apples and suck on a small peice at a time. i guess its worked so far.
(somethings got to get the taste of beer and hookers out of your mouth)
When you hunt for a Production Company like I do....you always worry about scent-control.Being sponsored by X-System I don't have to worry about paying big-bucks for Scentblocker or Scent-lok.But If you like your normal camo and don't want anything else buy X-system Base-Layers.The shirt costs around $20 and the pants around $20 also its not too bad!
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...