What are the Best Scent Blockers for Hunting?
One of the easiest ways to scare of game when hunting is with your scent. Humans have a natural odor, and we pick up other unnatural odors with everything we wear and touch: food, filling gas, deodorant, etc. Therefore, one of the best tools in hunting gear bag is a scent blocker.
Types of Scent Blockers
Scent blockers either mask your smell, eliminate your smell, or stop your smell from being emitted from your body.
Scent blockers come in multiple forms, spray on scent blockers, soap scent blockers, scent blocker kits, and scent blocking clothing.
Spray on Scent Blockers
Spray on scent blockers are the most popular kind of scent blocker. Most spray on scent blockers come in spray bottles, some come as concentrates you dilute and put into a spray bottle yourself. Most spray on scent blockers simply mask your smell, they do not eliminate it. Your smell is still there, but it masked by a stronger scent that is natural to the environment you are hunting and will not scare the game.
Soap Scent Blockers
Soap scent blockers come into two varieties; a soap for your body and a soap for your laundry. Soap scent blockers actually wash the smell out of your clothing, without leaving any perfume scents behind. These work very well, but will do nothing against any scents you come in contact with after you wash your body and your clothes with the scent blocking soap.
Scent Blocker Kits
Probably the best approach is to use a scent blocker kit which will include a spray scent block, scent blocker soap, as well as deodorant and some other hygiene products that are safe to use while hunting. This will allow you to wash the scent off of your body and your clothes as well as cover up any other scents you come in contact with after that.
Scent Blocker Clothing
Another strategy is to buy scent blocker clothing. This clothing is designed in such a way that even if your body is emitting a scent, the clothing will not allow it out into the air so that it can travel down wind to the animal you are hunting.