Seasoned hunters know the importance of hiding their scent when they go hunting. However, amateurs may be unaware of the need to do this or how to do it. Deer have a very acute sense of smell and use that as their primary and initial line of self-defense. Therefore, if you don't keep your scent under control, it's going to be highly unlikely that you'll get yourself a buck.
Make sure that you opt for scent-free everything. This includes deodorant, shampoo, body wash, laundry detergent and everything in between.
Consider using baking soda for a pre-hunting regimen. You can use baking soda to wash your clothes. You can also combine it with some scent-free body wash when you take a shower. Another thing you may want to consider is sprinkling the baking soda onto and into your boots to reduce the scent of your smelly feet!
Opt for wool clothing. Wool will natural wick moisture away so that the sweat doesn't build up and create a scent that the deer will be able to pick up on in an instant. Plus, the wool is comfortable and will keep you warm.
Make sure that you are always packing and carrying your hunting clothes in a sealed, airtight container. It doesn't hurt to sprinkle in some baking soda to help control the scent.
Don't put your hunting clothes on until you arrive at your hunting destination. This ensures that you have no scent on your clothes from lingering smells inside the house or from the diner that you stopped at to grab a bite to eat before you go to the deer stand.
There are a variety of products available on the market to help reduce, eliminate and control your scent. In fact, we have a wide assortment of products right here at Full Draw Archery. If you need help choosing the right product, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help make sure your hunting experience is a success!