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#26333 - 10/14/18 07:36 PM Foreign odors at trapping locations
gman Offline
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Registered: 02/26/17
Posts: 18
Loc: New York
I remember reading somewhere that after you make a set for predators , your scent lingers in the area long after you've left. I try to be scent free as much as possible when I make my sets. I wear rubber boots , gloves and scent free clothing. I was thinking about using a "Earth Scent Wafer" pinned to my coat in the hope that it would disguise any foreign odors I may leave behind. Am I being overly cautious or would this be a good idea ? I realize many animals are caught without going to these extremes , but I need all the advantages I can get. As usual , thanks in advance for any opinions or suggestions.

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#26334 - 10/15/18 01:29 AM Re: Foreign odors at trapping locations [Re: gman]
Dfabs Online   content
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Registered: 09/18/16
Posts: 67
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
They are gonna know you were there no matter what.

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#26336 - 10/15/18 05:44 AM Re: Foreign odors at trapping locations [Re: gman]
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Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 474
Loc: palmyra, new york
In my opinion, you are being overly cautious.

Ron

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#26339 - 10/15/18 02:49 PM Re: Foreign odors at trapping locations [Re: gman]
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 2015
Loc: Qc.
Your time would be way better spent scouting new locations.

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#26344 - 10/16/18 04:40 PM Re: Foreign odors at trapping locations [Re: gman]
Hal Offline
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Registered: 07/17/00
Posts: 9945
Loc: Blue Creek, Ohio, USA
You can't cover up "human scent" is just can't be done. I cringe at the number of deer hunters who are suckered into that mode.

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I remember reading somewhere that after you make a set for predators , your scent lingers in the area long after you've left.


That is 100% true. But the critters know you have left. If critters went into a fit every time they crossed old human scent, they would die of nervous prostration. Don't waste time worrying over it.
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