We've been doing alright with the bunnies here so far. A buddy and I started setting our snares last Saturday and had 6 in 9 snares by Monday (trying a new area.) Shot about a dozen since small game season opened with no dog, just scouting the side roads.
There's lots of good sign here in Newfoundland though, lots of visible runs, and others I've spoken to also think that the winter season is looking pretty positive.
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...