With archery season only a days away here in Kentucky, this question from Will Jenkins of The Will to Hunt got me thinking. I usually buy my scent killing products on sale from the season before (brand didn’t matter usually Scent-A-Way). I wonder does it expires and becomes less effective?
The last couple of years I’ve taken things to another level, with my equipment, my preparation and my gear but I haven’t change my scent killing habits that much. In fact the only thing I can think of is I apply them more liberally, I keep my outer layers in a bag till I get to my spot, and I shower and wash my cloths in Scent-A-Way. So am I doing enough is there some magic potion out there I don’t know about?
In our attempts to outwit the Whitetail’s number one defense mechanism their NOSE the scent control debate has become one of the biggest debates among hunters. What works, what doesn’t, and what we swear by.
In this test from Deer and Deer Hunting Scent-A-Way Original Formula beat the competition
Here are some of the top options for Spray Scent Killers:
I’m going to publicly endorse Nose Jammer, not because they sponsor me (because they don’t) but because I tried it and I only had one occasion this entire season were a deer smelled me and spooked. I have to admit the first time I sprayed it I thought someone’s really pulling my leg. This stuff smells like cologne or like a really nice air freshener. Not what I would think a deer would allow me to get away with in the woods for sure. I still gave it the benefit of the doubt and time after time deer would come in get down wind act like they smelled something, then calm down and go about their business. On the one occasion were I did get busted I had worked up a good sweat getting to my stand and I had 4 does come in down wind and stand around at 25 yards for about ten minutes. If it wouldn’t have been so thick I could have shot one but they knew something was up and eventually trotted off. Even then they didn’t blow which is pretty amazing under the circumstances. I’ve even started spraying this stuff as an air freshener in my truck. It smells good, and it works that’s reason enough for me.
What’s The Best Scent Killing Product? I would love to hear your opinion on this topic.