Getting by a whitetail’s incredible nose is serious business, and doing it right — in addition to playing the wind — requires a one, two three punch: scent elimination, cover scent and attractant scents. And this isn’t just for bowhunters. I know many gun hunters who think that if they play the wind right that buck they’re after will be dead before he gets downwind, so scent control really doesn’t matter.
But think about all of those other noses — those deer you aren’t going to shoot. If does and smaller bucks get wind of you, every deer in the area is going to know about it. Game over.