Even with our scent eliminator attacking odor causing bacteria on a microbial level, you must NEVER count on any odor eliminator or cover scent ALONE. The sense of smell is a Game Animal's greatest defense. No matter what clothing you wear or what cover scent you use, their nose can still detect you if you are upwind. Lets compare noses for a minute.
Humans use around 5 million scent receptors while smelling odors --> Dogs have around 220 million scent receptors which is why “man’s best friend” has been used for many different jobs for thousands of years. A dog’s keen sense of smell allows them to sniff out wild game, detect buried bodies (land and water), find well packaged hidden drugs, and they can even smell cancerous areas on humans…. just to name a few! -->The white tail deer has around 300 million scent receptors!
Can we completely eliminate our scent with scent control to escape this powerful nose? No, but we can eliminate every ectra scent that we can to help our case!
Studies have proven that there is no scent control product which can accomplish this. As soon as a whitetail deer associates a scent with danger, it gets stored in the deer’s memory bank. The guy who was smoking in his tree stand and shot and missed an eight pointer instantly linked tobacco smoke to DANGER in that deer’s brain. Since we have no clue what odors deer have associated to danger, the best practice is to use scent control to eliminate unnatural odor!
What can I do to to ensure proper scent control?
1. Play the wind
Wind is the vehicle that carries scent. If you only hunt areas during a perfect wind, you can control your scent’s availability to deer and increase your odds exponentially. Approach your hunting area with the wind in your face. Hunt from treestands or blinds downwind from deer and deer trails. If the wind is not perfect, choose another stand location to avoid spooking and educating deer. Remember deer will change their patterns for survival. To us hunting is a sport but to the white tail deer its a matter of life and death.
2. Become as physically odorless as possible
Use the following scent free products:
Minor odors left on clothes and be eliminated by spraying CLOAK SCENT ELIMINATOR and then hanging the clothes outdoors. Once your hunting clothes are as scent free as possible, it’s a good idea to store them in a scent free container until they are ready for use.
3. Avoid picking up hard to lose odors
Our bodies can pick up odors internally and externally. Watch what foods you eat 24 hrs prior to a hunt. Avoid spicy foods, smoked, or strongly seasoned foods which might ride your every breath for hours. As we do not recommend spraying CLOAK directly on your skin, and DO NOT spray it in your eyes or ingest CLOAK.
Limit your alcohol consumption. Beer and hard liquor will exit your body through your pores and taint your breath. This could give you position away during a hunt if the wind does not cooperate.
Watch where you walk and what you do. Avoid gas stations at all cost on the day that you are going to hunt. Gasoline has an additive that gives it a strong odor for safety reasons so that little drip that may get on your clothes or skin may end up providing you an uneventful hunt. Vehicles also leak a variety of stinky liquids so where ever a car could be park is a possible place to pick up an undesired odor.
4. Practice common sense while in the field
Practice proper scent control and your odds of a successful hunt will go up while the number of wasted tree stand hours will go down!! Good Luck!
Cloak Scent Eliminator Spray16 FL OZ
Our Scent Eliminator technology targets odor causing bacteria on a microbial level! Cloak Eliminator targets a wide range of odors: