Kips says that the scent question is complicated. When it’s just one hunter it’s easier to manage the odors, you are putting off. However, when you’re hunting with a partner or for someone like Kip who is the host of a television show, things get trickier because you have more people in the woods and thus, more odors to contend with. It’s not just the people, but also the cameras and/or equipment you bring along that are exposed to different smells that are then unleashed in your hunting spot when you go afield. Scent elimination products, like the Scent Crusher OZONE closet that he uses, can certainly help reduce your scent signature, however, Kip also notes that the body is always changing and emitting new odors, like sweat, so you’ll likely never be 100% scent free. The goal is to fool a whitetail’s nose, or whatever animal it is that you’re pursuing, and convince them that the scent you are putting out there is far away. Kip says he wants to smell like he’s 300 yards away, not right on top of the animal, give them a false sense of security and make them believe that your less intense scent signature means you’re further away.
Just like camouflage can help a hunter and enhance their ability to blend in, scent elimination can help you disperse or curtail the odor you are putting out. However, those aren’t completely fool proof solutions. Kips says he believes a hunter’s attitude and mindset have everything to do with their success or failure as well. Don’t let scent control ruin your life, Kip says, be mindful but not obsessive. And above all else, play the wind, use good woodsmanship and be the best hunter you can be.
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