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Ok guys lets hear it. Whats everyone's opinion on the scent lock craze. They've even got gum out now that supresses the scent from your breath. Personally I don't use it nor do I plan on purchasing any of these products. I shot several deer without it, and pay attention to the wind when I'm hunting. So is it a gimmick or have any of you had tremendous success using this type of technology?
 

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I have never used it, so my opinion is like most, BS based on conjecture. However, I do not see that it is required, I was out bird hunting the other day, and not wearing scent lock clothing and I saw 4 deer in different location, all less than 150yds, one was about 20ft from me. I just don't see how it is necessary, maybe helpful, but certainly not the "must have" that the mgazines make it out to be.
 

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Well, somewhere recently I read a post from someone who works with activated charcoal. He says to reactivate it, it has to be heated to 1700 degrees. Not quite the same as your average clothes dryer like the manufacturer claims.

Not to mention the fact that it doesn't come in a vaccum sealed bag to keep truck odors, exhaust, human scent, store scent away from it before you buy it. If it getws saturated by scent and needs to be reactivated, why don't they seal it at the place it is made?
I use Scent Away soap, unscented deoderant and try not to sweat too much getting into my stand.

My opinion: money making gimmick.
 

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I think it works and doesnt work. If you have good experiences, youll swear by it. Also, if youre hunting in an area where deer are easily spooked it might help. However, unless youre covering everything, especially youre shoes, its not working. Id guess millions of deer have been shot without it, but if youve got the money to spend on it I cant imagine it would hurt. I personally dont own any scent lock clothing, but I do buy and use some of the sprays. I figure it cuts down on some odor, which could help you get just a little closer which might be the edge you need. But, I also use scent pads and false scrapes in conjunction with the odor control sprays and I also scout out my areas, try and figure out where and when the deer are moving and I always try to get in the right positions. Tons of hunters get lucky, but if you spend some time in your hunting areas, you really dont need luck or scent lock clothing. But, it cant hurt, right. Duane
 

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Yeah, Jack. Here's what I want everyone to do. Go to the Outpost and click on the Cabela's link and go spend a few hundred dollars on scent lock clothing. While you're there pick up another grand or so worth of other gadgets that will make your hunt more fun.:roflmao:
I'll see you at the bank!
 

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Listen to the Jack..use common sense about common scents. Stay clean and stay alert, the deer may smell you but odor control can't hurt.
 
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