HUNTINGsmart! USA Knowledge Base
Module 08 - HUNTING PREPARATION
Although you may not realize it—you stink. Actually, to most animals, humans stink. Do we need to worry about this? Absolutely. In fact, deer and bear can detect scents from almost a mile away.
So, how do we disguise our human odors? Opinions vary widely here, some hunters douse themselves in baking soda, or wear carbon-lined clothing, and others swear by re-wearing the same boxers for the whole week. The last one is more like a lucky charm than a scent deterrent, but you’ll likely come across this form of hunter wisdom at some point.