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Old July 20, 2006, 10:52 PM   #1
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Yet another of my dumb questions re scent control

OK, I was planning this weekend on making some scent spray from evergreens native to the area where I'll be hunting (you strip some cedar leaves, boil it down, run it through a paint strainer, then put it in a spray bottle - my buddy does this). But my question is this - the cedars down there undoubtedly smell natural to the deer, in general. BUT, there's only a few of the cedars, and they are only found up on the upland area. There is a creek bottom/floodplain however, where I do most of the hunting, and it's a couple hundred yards from the nearest cedar. So my question is, are the deer smart enough to distinguish, when down in that bottom, if they smell my cedar cover scent, that this is out of place for THAT specific area, or will they just smell the cedar and 'think', "Oh, that's natural." ??
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Old July 21, 2006, 08:52 AM   #2
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probably not a problem, however I use the same recipe except harvest leaves and bark from the area you intend to hunt. also in bottom lands, throw in some dead leaves and dirt.
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Old July 21, 2006, 04:05 PM   #3
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FWIW, I used to wash my clothes in water with baking soda, dry them outdoors, them put them in a zip-lock bag with branches of brush from where I would be hunting. Works wonders! No boiling, no spraying!

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Old July 29, 2006, 02:26 AM   #4
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Im with Scorch on this, use evergreen branch....they are everwhere here.
Also add sent spray to my boots...just in case.
Better believe the big buck/bull know's what his area smells like.....
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