Mask your Odor, Up Your Numbers

Hunting DeerDeer have an incredible sense of smell. As a hunter, your odor is overwhelming and they do not like it. Deer can detect the average human odor from as far away as 80 yards, and that’s if they aren’t downwind. So masking your human odor is imperative to a successful hunt. There are a few fundamental bullets to remember before trekking out in the brush reeking of human.
– Shower as late as possible prior to your hunting trip.
– Shower using scent-free soap and apply scent-free deodorant.
– Keep your outwear sealed in an airtight container with soil and dead foliage until you are ready to hunt. Do not dress in your outerwear until you are at your site.
– Keep sweat down as much as possible and avoid being overly active, as this is your primary source of odor production.
– Most hunters will perspire hiking to their tree stand or vantage point. You can keep your ensuing body odor to a minimum by hiking slowly.
– Spray your odor eliminator AFTER you reach your vantage point- especially about the head.
– Staying as downwind as possible from your prey is highly effective for remaining as incognito as possible.
These tips should keep your scent to a minimum and deer none the wiser to your presence. Remember deer have a remarkable sense of smell. Doing all you can to prevent them from detecting your presence in the woods, avoiding heavy colognes and scented products is your best bet.