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    Smoking up

    Smoked up my clothes, boots and equipment yesterday and put them back in tote. I plan on hitting the woods in the morning. How often does everyone "smoke up"? Is it something I need to do each time before I go out?

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    Yes, you need to each time. I do it before each hunt.
    Is there anything better than being in the woods?!

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    I don't know about that yet. I have read on line about smoking clothes for hunting and agree it may work, but it has to be around longer and proven more for me to jump on the bandwagon.
    Every year new things and ideas come out for hunting deer. Some work some don't, many don't last because hunters move on to the next latest craze.
    The dumbest craze I remember was the "hunting buddy" blow up doll for your tree stand, It did work but it was dumb.
    If I felt my scent was a problem I would give it a try. I would like to try deer decoys but worry that I would get shot if I was using them in a ground blind.
    I use deer urine and know that it will bring them close because I have seen it, I don't want to mess that up with a strong smoke odor, but if it works for you great.
    Most times if I see a deer before it sees me I get a shot.
    My clothes hang outside during hunting season and I use scent blocker on them when I wear them, works for me.

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    This is my first year using smoke on my hunting camo. In the past I've always had some sort of scent lok clothing. I've had a few times over the past few years where deer would catch my wind using my scent lok clothing. After reading other threads on here with other hunters claiming that "smoking up" was the best method to mask the human scent - I'd figure I would give it a shot. One thing that I think that works in my favor is that the home owner (whose house is less than a 300 yards from where my stand is located) uses wood to heat his home. There's always a smoke fragrance in the 23 acres where I hunt. So far so good- I had a couple doe come in and my scent didn't seem to bother them. I will keep everyone updated. Thank you for the responses as well, keep them coming. I am interested in other's (who smoke) routines as well as those who do not use smoke. Thanks!

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    Ed - You gave me an idea. Someone should start a new thread "worst hunting ideas/inventions". I would be interested in seeing what others have to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZakbassZak View Post
    Smoked up my clothes, boots and equipment yesterday and put them back in tote. I plan on hitting the woods in the morning. How often does everyone "smoke up"? Is it something I need to do each time before I go out?
    This is my second year smoking up. I have not had a bad result yet. I smoke up everytime I go out. Its work to smoke evertime out, but I believe it works. I if have a deer blow at me, I will let everyone know. So far, with many encounters, not one deer has blown at me. I have found that filling my totes with smoke at home before I leave gives the best results. I have a striker and a small tank of gas that you sweat copper pipes with to start the smoker. Works great, even in the rain.
    what goes around, comes around. (I sure do hope so)!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griz View Post
    I smoke up everytime I go out. Its work to smoke evertime out, but I believe it works.
    If you believe it works, by all means stay with it and try to improve on it. Having confidence in your gear and tactics, I believe, is most important to success.

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    I use a scent smoker and I love it. I havnt been scented in two years and I have had numerous deer downwind at 20 yards that don't have a clue I am even there. I smoke up right before I head into the woods everytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed1315 View Post
    If you believe it works, by all means stay with it and try to improve on it. Having confidence in your gear and tactics, I believe, is most important to success.
    You can have all the confidence in the world....but if your tactics and/or gear are faulty.....it's not going to do you much good.
    Enjoy your hunt- the long sit......... the cold.......the rain and snow......the peace and quiet, it may just be your last hunt........... you never know.

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    Yes, if you can add smoke every time before a hunt. The fresh smoke seems to last longer and I prefer it that way I can smoke my hands, hair, bow, etc.. If you are in a pinch though you should be able to get away with well smoked clothing that has been stored. Maybe smoke up a towel you can wipe your hair, face and hands down with before going that route only.
    Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
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