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Cover Scents

Cover scents are designed to reduce human odor by helping to neutralize it or by hiding it with a natural competitive scent.

  • The scents can be applied to skin, footwear, or clothing.
  • Many bowhunters hang scent-soaked pieces of cloth around their stand or blind.

Attractants

Attractants work by offering animals a tempting odor that mimics food sources; scents that sexually arouse males; and scents, such as licorice or vanilla, that pique “curiosity.”

  • A successful technique for stopping a deer at your pre-selected, pick-off spot is to sprinkle a few drops of scent on a leaf or twig at that site.
  • Do not apply attractants to your skin or clothing because the deer will follow the scent and detect your position.