Have been thinking about using it but haven't seen it in any of the places where I buy hunting supplies.For scent control I just use unscented bar soap,Unscented hand soap for shampoo,arm and hammer unscented deodorant,and hydrogen peroxide for spray.I spray myself and equipment with the peroxide.It kills bacteria which is what causes odor,and these products have worked well for me the last several years.They also cost way less than the advertised scent away products.
I have bought a stick of evercalm for the past 2 season. .. it doesnt make miracles happen but it definately does "calm" deer around you... i found it to keep deer hanging around smelling it .. i have had Countless deer go right up to the trees i rubbed it on smell it walk 20 yards away and turn around and come right back to smell some more .. it seems to be a scent they are interested in and makes them very curious. Not a bad product like most of the gimmicks out there .. it does have some effect, passing by deer almost always seem to be curious.
I only use peroxide on my equipment and clothing body etc.All it does is kill the bacteria doesn't harm my bow or stand.I haven't had a deer wind me for quite some time but I get up 25-30ft in my climber.
Post by bowhunter836 on Oct 5, 2016 14:45:57 GMT -5
This is my opinion I have hunted deer in alot of different places and I believe it is easy to fool younger deer that are curious although truly mature bucks if that is what you are after dont get fooled by any of the commercial scents all it does is give away your position and make them aware that they are being hunted! Now I do realize a few mature bucks fall for these scents every season! I have found that if you are targeting a mature buck your best shot is to use the most non-intrusive tactics possible meaning no scents or calls! Being a life long trapper I have come to realize it is nearly impossible to apply any foreign scent without leaving some of your own scent!
Post by speedrackin on Oct 5, 2016 15:15:56 GMT -5
I agree 100% ... they only reason ive tried evercalm and some sprays was cause i had a stinky boot problem a few yrs ago ... and ive been gun shy ....mature bucks dont get mature cause there dumb ......... aggressive bucks get killed .....u can use all the cover scents in the world get busted while using one of them and that just educates them to that smell . i truly believe your approach and egress is key along with ole mother nature ... the wind
Post by bowhunter836 on Oct 5, 2016 18:42:46 GMT -5
I use scent control 100% I wash my clothes I always shower before I go out and I use scent eliminating spray I dont use any cover scents!I dont believe you can beat a mature deers nose! I do believe you can limit the amount of scent you leave behind
I need to hear more about peroxide ..... is it possible to mix with bacon soda ...and create a scent free solution ? Interesting
Yes,I tried the mix but it made me itchy so I stopped using the baking soda.I originally found a home brew scent killer recipe online,Ibelieve it was peroxide,baking soda,and scent free soap.I went to just peroxide,it has worked well for me.
For deer hunting it's pretty much "hunt the wind X3". Yeah, hunt the wind, did I say hunt the wind. Otherwise hope there are 5 or 6 bucks chasing a hot doe and they don't care bout nuthin but that doe and she ain't doing anything but running around like a maniac. I've had a bunch of bucks chasing doe run around me multiple times without a thought to any scent but that doe. As for de-scenting my cloths when washing I just use straight borax and then dry outside on a line and store in a storage bin with pine needles and fresh chips. Like bowhunter836 I too am a trapper and you really only fool a wild animals nose by staying down wind. I've seen deer dig through 18" of snow and always be right on an ear of corn and fox dig 18" snow and 6" dirt for a 30 day old piece of muskrat. As usual the best thing is hunt the wind. JMHO, 10