but it's new to me. I'm new to hunting, so still learning, but I know there's no way to completely eliminate odors with clothing. Reducing your signature is the same whether dealing with people or animals, except animals rely more on scentthan vision. It's a complete system that involves limiting movement, odor, and using natural and artificial camouflage.
I do wonder about commercial cover scents, like those Hunters Specialties wafers or the dirt scented spray and dryer sheets. I understand enzymed-based scent killing sprays, but I don't understand how those artificial cover odors don't alert deer.
One of the law enforcement courses I went to included how to interact with patrol and narc dogs and they explained an animal's ability to smell with the analogy that where we smell a Big Mac, the dog can smell each ingredient in the Big Mac and can be trained to hit on a particular ingedient. I don't know how many more or fewer scent receptors a deer has versus a dog, but it seems odd that artificial cover scents would actually work.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...