The number of bowhunters that take scent control seriously grows every year, so here of just a few of the products that were on display at the 2018 ATA Show that will certainly help out when fall arrives.
Scent Crusher’s Gear Bag provides hunters with a handy way to haul their clothing and hunting gear while utilizing the proven odor-eliminating technology of ozone. The Gear Bag has a built-in ozone generator. Hunters simply fill the bag, turn on the generator and let ozone molecules go to work neutralizing odor-causing bacteria. The bag has been found to eliminate 99.99 percent of the bacteria and viruses that can cause game-spooking odors.
MSRP: $199.99 (tan); $249.99 (Realtree) | Contact: Scent Crusher; 877-575-3173
The term cloak and dagger applies to clandestine operations that are both secretive and effective. And that’s the reason Cherokee Sports chose the name Cloak and Dagger for its scent-eliminating sprays. The sprays work at the molecular level, binding with molecules that are the root cause of game-spooking odors. By adding a regional specific cover scent to the formula, Cloak and Dagger literally has a hunter covered.
MSRP: $9.99 | Contact: Cherokee Sports; 800-858-2554
Long a prime-time player in the scent-control game, Scentlok has introduced a new piece of gear to aid hunters in their never-ending quest to trick the noses of wiley game. Scentlok OZ ozone generators reactivate activated-carbon garments and deodorize other pieces of gear hunters carry afield. The products emit ozone molecules to attack odor-causing contaminants. The line features a variety of offerings for specific situations, including a compact vehicle deodorizer, the OZ Chamber Storage Bag, large and small room deodorizers and the OZ Hardline Storage Tote.
MSRP: $39.99-$149.99 | Contact: Scentlok; 844-257-9505
Already a proven scent-smasher, Bio-Strike from Scent-A-Way is now available in a new scent that fans of Scent-A-Way products will find familiar: Fresh Earth. Until now, Bio-Strike has been exclusively odorless, utilizing oxidizing silver nanoparticles to eliminate human odors. Independent testing has found Bio-Strike 99.99 percent effective at eliminating and preventing real human odors from seven different sources. The Fresh Earth-scented version maintains odor-elimination capabilities while adding the familiar cover scent.
MSRP: $14.99 (32-ounce spray bottle) | Contact: Hunter’s Specialties; 319-395-0321
Dead Down Wind
Dead Down Wind’s enzyme-based technology has a well-earned reputation for helping hunters fool the wary noses of game animals. Now, for 2018, the company is taking its odor-control game to the next level by including 50 percent more active enzymes in its products. Dead Down Wind’s ESP (Enzyme ScentPrevent) technology is effective at eliminating a wide-range of organic and chemical odors and continues working long after application. Use a combination of Dead Down Wind Laundry Detergent and Body & Hair Soap to deodorize your hunting clothing and yourself prior to heading out, and then carry a bottle of Evolve Field Spray to keep you and your gear odor-free throughout the hunt.
MSRP: Not Available | Contact: Dead Down Wind; 816-421-4397
In an effort to redefine the scent control industry as we have known it in the past, ElimiShield has introduced the first FDA-compliant, direct-to-skin scent control product in the form of HUNT Core Body Foam. Designed for use before heading to the field, HUNT Core Body Foam provides all-day protection from odor-causing bacteria. The patented, proprietary, nanotechnology formula was initially developed in the healthcare industry for use against infection and disease control. In addition to the foam, the complete ElimiShield HUNT system included Hair & Body Wash, Landry Detergent for Hunters and Scent-Elimination Spray.
MSRP: $11.99 | Contact: ElimiShield; 256-773-7732 (Hunter Safety System)