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Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« on: September 14, 2018, 10:55:02 AM »
Does anybody use any scent killers when bear hunting? I usually watch the wind when moving or in the position waiting, but in this place I'm hunting the nature wins everytime, it's hard to avoid the wind. I'm guessing it's the reason I can't connect with the yogi, but he's in the area for sure, I know that !
Does it help? Is it worth it?
« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 11:03:36 AM by frogman338 »

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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 11:21:02 AM »
My personal opinion is that scent killers, no scent stuff and the like are largely a waste of money. 

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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 11:31:38 AM »
Can't fool a bears nose

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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 11:36:38 AM »
My personal opinion is that scent killers, no scent stuff and the like are largely a waste of money.

There's a way to make one from hydrogen peroxide and baking soda that will barely cost pennies. I thought I'd give a try, maybe it helps in some way  :dunno:


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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 12:56:47 PM »
Just think about all the ways you have scent:  breakfast, snacks in your pack, sweat, feet, breath, hair, equipment, sitting in your truck, walking through a parking lot, the list is endless.

Every time I get home, the dog smells me to see what I have been up to.  I smell nothing but she does.

I read a book about how dogs sense of smell works.  The biggest difference is they smell individual scents where we blend them.  We smell chili on the stove but dogs make out each ingredient individually.  That is why cover scents are useless.

I don’t know if big game is the same but I bet they are closer to dogs than us.

But, a ton of scent stuff is sold every year so do what you think is best.


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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 01:42:41 PM »
I don't use it, but I've also never killed a bear. My guess is it probably doesn't help a whole lot as bears have one of the keenest senses of smell out there. It probably can't hurt though.
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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 02:07:13 PM »
I never buy those kinda things, but it doesn't cost me anything to make one at home. Will give it a try, pretty sure if it doesn't help, it won't hurt either.
 It just gets in your head when you meet these people who hunt from tree stands and stuff that swear by those scent killers  :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:

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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 02:12:17 PM »
Wash your hair with some anise oil ,then use some vanilla extract for daily odor.I would think you'll have that bear in no time. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :dunno:
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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 02:12:38 PM »
The guys I know that swear by it, take it to a new level though. They keep their hunting clothes in hefty bags separated from everything else. They only put them on once they are out of their truck and starting their walk. They change boots, socks, underwear, everything. Once they change, they spray themselves down again.

I think this probably helps some if your walk to your stand is short/not very strenuous. As soon as you start sweating, its game over. I think that's why most western hunters just don't believe in the stuff, or see any benefit to it.
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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 02:56:50 PM »
Killed several bears using zero scent,I believe if they wind you it don't matter what you've done. Wind and thermals pay close attention to. I killed two bears with a cigarette in my mouth both less than 30 feet

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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 03:40:17 PM »
Killed several bears using zero scent,I believe if they wind you it don't matter what you've done. Wind and thermals pay close attention to. I killed two bears with a cigarette in my mouth both less than 30 feet

Maybe they were coming in for a puff.  :chuckle:

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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 03:47:17 PM »
Killed several bears using zero scent,I believe if they wind you it don't matter what you've done. Wind and thermals pay close attention to. I killed two bears with a cigarette in my mouth both less than 30 feet
Exactly.Bears don't care as much as [people think they do.That's why hikers and berry pickers are advised to make some noise so not to surprise them.I've walked in on a few within 10 feet,Luckily all have either came home with me or ran off as fast as they could.That said if there was a scent block that worked like a newborn deer or elk then that would be worth buying.  :tup:
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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 04:20:33 PM »
Wash your skin, wear clothes that haven’t been sweated. Layers can only help

Best way to truly beat the nose is to be up off the ground or in a blind
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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 04:20:42 PM »
Killed several bears using zero scent,I believe if they wind you it don't matter what you've done. Wind and thermals pay close attention to. I killed two bears with a cigarette in my mouth both less than 30 feet

Maybe they were coming in for a puff.  :chuckle:
lol, they got smoked

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Re: Scent "Killer" for Bear ??
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 05:19:10 PM »
Wash your hair with some anise oil ,then use some vanilla extract for daily odor.I would think you'll have that bear in no time. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle: :dunno:

I was thinking about taking a maple syrup bath tho  :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:

 

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