There are so many different scent control companies out there right now, which company do you like the most?
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Tue, 2011-11-29 08:43
What scent control clothes do you wear?
Tue, 2011-11-29 11:34#1
I know this isn't the answer
I know this isn't the answer you want, but I really do not believe in scent clothing as a whole, and don't really wear any. I do believe in minimizing your scent, but I think if you play the wind right in your setup of your treestands, and just use your knowledge of the land, you won't have too many problems. Plus, where I hunt, the deer are very use to human scents. Just last week I was 10 yards, upwind, from a few different deer. They looked in my direction, put their noses in the air, and then kept eating. As long as I didn't move or make a noise, they didn't react. I think in that situation, they know that they smeel humans on occasion, but if they get a second one of their sense to fire up and alert them (sights or sounds), then they worry.
However, my Dad does wear them, and he has a full suit of Scent-lok. He says he likes it, and I guess since he's shot some nice deer the last few years, then maybe it has something to do with it.
Tue, 2011-11-29 22:02#2
I'm in the same situation
I'm in the same situation here. I have never bought or used any scrnt control clothing and have done very well by just watching the wind. Of course I really don't stay in one place long and maybe if I was sitting a stand for hours it might make more of a difference.
Tue, 2011-11-29 22:43#3
And I will be the third
And I will be the third poster to tell the same - I do not purchase scent control clothing. Most of it is higher end priced and I just don't believe it is a necessary or mandatory piece for my hunting. I do wear wool and other moisture wicking clothing but these materials are not high-priced and do the job for my hunting. I also ensure I use the wind direction to my advantage as best possible and I ensure the clothing I do wear is washed with a non-perfume type laudry detergent - which is not an extra purchase outside of what we use already. So sorry for not providing the feedback you were looking for... or did we actually provide exactly what you are looking for?
Wed, 2011-11-30 12:37#4
I think all our advice will
I think all our advice will fall on deaf ears guys. This guy hit multiple hunting forums with this exact question yesterday afternoon, but hasn't been back to check the answers. Interesting, cause it's like he's a spammer, trying to promote a product. But, usually someone like this will very subtly put a link in their post, or even blatantly advertice a product. He did neither.
Odd. Buddy, if you are legit, I apologize, and again say welcome to the site. You just have us stumped.
Wed, 2011-11-30 22:41#5
I think you are absolutely
I think you are absolutely right Vermonster. He... I say he it could be a she... has a .com web site that sells clothing as well as other items. They answered 1 other post back in mid September about a deer stand and the placement of it early in the summer will not distrub the deer for the hunting season later. Odd that he/she jumped so far. Anyhow... not finding a buyer here for scent control clothing. Sorry Furrow Outdoors!
Fri, 2011-12-02 11:56#7
I also believe this person to be a spammer. But, I do have an opinion on the subject, none the less. For years I simply tried to keep my clothes clean and aired out and it did work well. But a couple of years ago I found a great sale on some clothing with anti-bacterial (anti-stink!) components made of Silvermax; clothing by Medalist. I bought several pieces at huge discounts, among them a full set of lightweight unders, a button-up shirt, a vest and a pair of breathable waterproof pants.
First off, I'd have to say that these are some of the very best made hunting clothes I've ever seen or owned. And it seems to me to also work very very well. Not everyone hunts the same types of areas and needs the same type protection. I happen to hunt, almost exclusively, thick woods where shots range from 5 yards to 100 yards (if you're lucky). It's not unusual for us to have light winds that vary greatly throughout the day and most places I hunt can have deer approach from most any direction too. I do have one area that has some fields & views, but that's an oddity for me.
I wash all my hunting clothes in plain water, no soap at all. I then hang them outside for two days to air dry (never use a dryer). I do use scent-block spray some, especially under my arms (over clothes!) and in & on my hats. I never wear the same hat while hunting, that I wore to walk in. Ever have a whiff at the inside of your favorite hat?...lol. I also use a Scent-lok head cover many days (also bought at huge discount)
I have had great luck in the last couple seasons with animals very close by and also not scenting me. I've had no less than 6 nice bucks within less than 10 yards of me this year so far and not one scented me. I could not count the number of does I've had this season at under 15 yards. I had a doe walk up to under 15 yards just yesterday as I sat on the ground and she had no clue. It allowed me to have the woods to stay undisturbed for the buck who came a bit later trailing the does.
As with everything else, proper scent control is simply one part of the puzzle. But I have to believe that with my luck at staying "undiscovered" the last couple years, it can at least partly be contributed to good practices and some good clothing too.