One of the things that we all struggle with in the deer woods, is staying undetected when it comes to scent concealment and elimination. In Season 2 Episode 6 I cover some of the basics of staying scent free. We all know what it is like to have a mature deer catch our wind and hightail it out of the aria if we have hunted for a period of time, but there are ways to improve your odds when trying to conceal your self.
I like to start off by using a scent eliminating antibacterial soap in a shower before I hunt. This way I can remove human scent on my body. Some soaps offer a cover scent, but it is very important that you eliminate human scent for the best possible concealment.
After the shower I spray down with a scent eliminating spray and spray all my under garments with this. That way I can be sure that I am as odor free as possible before even putting on my outer garments.
All my outer layers I wash with a antibacterial/cover scent laundry soap to limit and conceal human odor. It is very important to keep these odor free, I do not dress inside the house or before I get in the truck, and strive to keep them as far away from strong smells as feasible.
If I have a long hike into the woods, I will dress light, Normally only my under armor and a pair of pants. I am very careful not to break a sweat; If I start to get hot I take another layer off. I keep all my outer wear in a backpack and get dressed once in the treestand or on the ground depending on the time of day. I take cover scent in my pack and spray down all my exposed clothing and body parts AFTER I cool down. If you are still hot when you spray down, you may sweat and your cover scent will not be effective.
Scent can make or break your setup. It is paramount that you do as much as you can to eliminate and cover any unnatural odor. I will even spray down new tree sets to conceal metal or plastic smells. With odor conquered, the opportunity is greater that you may be able to harvest a more mature whitetail/animal. Here is a link to the products I endorse, There are many good products out there but I highly recommend those in the following link