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Scent eliminators, Yes. Cover scent, No. Nothing is as good as working with the wind, change up stands or stalk directions depending on thermals, etc. I use to use Channel No.5 and it was the best cover scent I've ever tried, squirrels and porcupine would not leave me alone, but the wife put a stop to that when she found out and I'm not shilling out that kind of $$. Scent eliminators should really be called Scent Reducers to be accurate. The most effective scent eliminator/reducer I've found, that has a noticeable affect, is Hydrogen Peroxide Mouth wash. Besides brushing/rinsing in the morning before heading off into the woods, I carry a small squeeze bottle in the fanny pack to use every couple of hours or so. Most of your scent originates from your breath. I've used Silver Scent products and would say they were about 70% effective after walking the mile or so into the woods. Its not like the game won't smell you, I think that their noses are too good for that and too many thermals, but they seem to get into shooting range more often before showing nervousness. The other 'eliminator' that is a must have, is UV Killer. I don't care what camo pattern you use, if you don't kill the UV you look like some glowing alien in the woods. I wash all my camo in Sport Wash, check it with a Black Light, and use UV Killer where necessary. Makes a huge difference. http://www.atsko.com/hunting/uvkiller/1342lv.html Scent eliminators can't hurt
... but I've had game avoid cover scents like fox urine, doe/cow in estrus, etc. Probably too many hunters use the stuff and it doesn't really replicate the real scent, so it becomes an alarm signal ... just my musings on the subject
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