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Make Scent Blocking Spray for Deer Hunting

November 19, 2014

Deer have a highly refined sense of smell. If you are going to be a successful deer hunter, you must cover up your human smell. You can go to a sporting goods store and spend from four to twelve dollars on a bottle of scent blocker; or you can, like me, make your own. Since juniper trees are common in my area, I like to make scent out of juniper berries.

First gather a double handful of juniper berries and needles.

01 scentDrop the juniper in a blender along with about 20 ounces of hot water.

02 scentBlend the mixture for a few seconds.

03 scentStrain the mixture through a coffee filter to remove the solids. This can take a while.

04 scentNow pour the green, aromatic liquid off into a spray bottle.

05 scentVoila, you’ve made scent blocker. Just spray it on your clothes, boots, and boot soles. This mixture will start to mildew in the bottle after a couple of days, so don’t bother making a big batch. If you need more it’s easy to make.

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