One of the most important steps to scent control is eliminating human and other foreign odors from your clothing and hunting gear. One of the easiest ways to do this, is to just prevent your gear from coming into contact with many typical household odors which can alarm deer. So how can you do this? Well it may seem simple to most, but I’m sure there are others out there who don’t take this simple precaution.
Always keep your hunting clothing in a scent proof, plastic container or bag. This should keep your hunting garments separated from all the scents wafting around your house that can follow you out to the stand. In addition to keeping my hunting clothing in a large plastic trash bag, I also keep all of my gear outside. This is just one more level of separation I can place between the strong smelling home/humans and my hopefully scent free hunting gear. Some people also like to throw dirt, leaves or other “nature” scented items into their bag to add more natural odors to their clothes.
So remember, keep your hunting clothes out of the house and in a scent proof container. This is one quick and easy step to a more scent free and successful hunt. It’s so simple that you really have no excuse not to do it.
You guys have any other ideas about this? Any certain things you throw in with your clothes? We’d love to hear what you have to say.
Want more scent control tips? Check out Deer Hunting Scent Control Tip # 1.