I've never worried about them and figured that they would be one more thing that you would have to worry about. The big thing that I do is keep my cammo in a plastic bag with some pine bows for a couple of weeks before the hunt. Then I don't put them on until I head into the woods. If I do use any kind of scent I'll usually smear some elk dodo on my boots. Doing just this I have had elk at 2' and deer at 4'.
Fresh elk dropings works great. We also use Elk fire scent, that stuff works great when seting up to cow call a bull into archery range, we use it for cover scent and only spray it on the bushes we are next to. I think i still have a pic of a tree i sprayed some on and after we left a bull ripped the branches off whare it was.
Its made by Wildlife Research Center, most the stores have it. Basicly it is cow elk urine collected when their in estrus, making it a sexual attractor and we use it during the rut for a little cover scent becuase we go a few days it the backcountry with out a good bathing. I wonder if we smell like nasty a$$ to them::eek:
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...