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.
When placing a trail camera don't just look for a well used trail. What you want to do is look for a freshly used trail off by itself that goes from a north facing ridge, thick forest, brushy knob or some other similar bedding area to a food source. Don't forget water sources. Especially in the summer months the deer need water so look for a good trail going down too a creek surrounded by thick cover and place the camera 100 yards up from the water source.
Scent control is very important...