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#1227305 - 02/08/10 02:45 AM Skunk Scent....
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Does anone know if Gander mountain sells skunk scent? I plan on going there soon and was wondering if they have it or if I would have to get it elsewhere? I know it works, it works great, but I would appreciate it if you know then please let me know. Thanks, Frank.

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#1227317 - 02/08/10 05:29 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerslayer78]
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Let me know if you find any.

I searched high and low for the last couple of years for some and cant find it.

I ended up switching to coon urine. Two years ago you could buy a 4oz bottle for $5, but this past year they down sized it to a 1oz bottle but guess what......its still $5! bang

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#1227328 - 02/08/10 05:56 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: JCB]
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caven's "gusto" call lure for cats/foxes/coyotes has a horribly bad skunk smell. i recently bought some for trapping, and this stuff still stinks to high heaven with the lid of the bottle tightened all the way with tape wrapped around it.... it was 4.50 for 4 oz bottle.. i had to put the stuff in the garage cause it smelled so bad even in the bottle it came in.

not really sure if it would work for what your wanting it for but its definately skunky!



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#1227352 - 02/08/10 06:44 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: tannerlst]
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I just looked online and Cabelas has it and so should Gander Mountain. You can "google" (skunk scent for sale) and you will find quite a few places that sell it. The more of you who know the advantages of using skunk scent and buy it then the more common it will be in stores.

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#1227358 - 02/08/10 06:50 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerslayer78]
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Ok, so what are the advantages to smelling like a skunk?


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#1227363 - 02/08/10 06:55 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerslayer78]
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If you don't have a clue of why to use skunk scent over other cover scents, well here ya go; the deer don't spook or think it unusual in any way that the smell of a skunk is present, the deer will dang near walk right up to your stand and never even smell you, a skunk is not a threat to a deer so they are comfortable with the scent, you only need 1 bottle for a long time as in you only need to dab a little on your stand and a drop on the toe and upper heel of your hunting boots/shoes each time before you go out to your stand and if you drive your vehicle to your stand you may wanna wait til you get out to put it on, lol. I personally have seen the advantages to using skunk scent and I can assure you that if you can handle the smell then you will be thanking me for telling you to check it out. Just for 1 season and then try your normal routine, but I bet you'll be stocking up on skunk scent, lol. I used it the first season I hunted and stopped using it because I thought it was the Fresh Earth scent spray that I was spraying my clothes with that was hiding human scent. Wrong.... It was the skunk scent and I will be using it from now on no matter when or where I hunt. Good luck....

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#1227371 - 02/08/10 07:06 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerslayer78]
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As I remember I used a pair of latex gloves and a cotton ball and dabbed a little around my stand about a week before season then a drop at the outside corner of each window. Once the season started I put a drop on the toe and upper heel of my shoes or boots and that was it. If the scent begins to fade on your stand then put on a little more. It won't bother the deer. Like I said, I say this from experience, just so happened that I had some deep thought to cover/deer scents and remebered back to my first year of exactly what I had done different and why I filled my tags that year almost within the first 2 weeks and also why the deer that year had come so close to my stand? Well you would think that the smell would be enough to keep it fresh in your memory, but I've slept since then and it was quite a while back, lol.

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#1227445 - 02/08/10 08:17 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerslayer78]
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I have looked all over for skunk scent. From Cabellas to Basspro to Gander Mountian and even the GM in Pennsylvania. No one had it on their shelves. I am going to order some online. Deerslayer, I totally agree with you! It was by far the best cover scent I ever used a few years ago until I got caught up in all of the "scent free" clothing craze which in my opinion is a farse.
I would give anything for the "recipe" used to make the 2 part Tex Isbell scent. That stuff was by far the best and was easy to control scent placement without getting it all over me LOL!


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#1227464 - 02/08/10 08:32 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: dawgkllr]
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A couple of drops on a cotton ball in a waste basket, under some paper will clean out an office/small building for awhile. grin

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#1227489 - 02/08/10 08:48 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerfeeder]
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My uncle used to buy this kind where it came in two bottles. Neither one smelled like much of anything but as soon as a drop of each touched one another..................Lord Almighty! Your friking eyes would water from that stuff!

I've tried the coon urine around my bow stand but the deer seem to know somethings up! You wouldn't think this would be a problem since I get pictures at each feeder every night of anywhere from 3 to 10 coons pigging out. Maybe the bottle stuff is not the same as the real deal, IDK???

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#1229603 - 02/09/10 04:18 AM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: dawgkllr]
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Originally Posted By: dawgkllr
I have looked all over for skunk scent. From Cabellas to Basspro to Gander Mountian and even the GM in Pennsylvania. No one had it on their shelves. I am going to order some online. Deerslayer, I totally agree with you! It was by far the best cover scent I ever used a few years ago until I got caught up in all of the "scent free" clothing craze which in my opinion is a farse.
I would give anything for the "recipe" used to make the 2 part Tex Isbell scent. That stuff was by far the best and was easy to control scent placement without getting it all over me LOL!


Well you are exactly right man. The "Scent Blocker" type clothing is a waste of money. It is such a gimmick to us hunters, but some swear by it. I know for a fact that Skunk Scent works and even calledgandermountain in Beaumont,Texas and they have it there as well as Cabelas. You can find it online as well. Fox and Coon scent will not work as deer are spooked so to speak by these scents and not willing to come around when the scent is present as they do with Skunk Scent. I have used all of the scents I just mentioned and the only sure fire scent blocker/cover scent is Skunk Scent. I plan to pick up a few bottles and dawgkllr if you pm me your address I will mail you a bottle around February 29th after I get back from my lease. If you can't find it I don't mind helping out a fellow hunter. My goal is to try to get as many people to use Skunk Scent as possible so that they too will be able to hunt w/out being busted. The only other thing I will use is Wildlife Research Fresh Earth Scent spray for my clothes and the only reason why I use it is because it makes my clothes smell like dirt which to me is good enough. I have even taken pine limbs and rubbed them all over my clothes to use the pine smell as a clothing cover scent, but the Fresh Earth works well.

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#1231355 - 02/09/10 08:00 PM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerslayer78]
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What works for covering up the skunk.


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#1231381 - 02/09/10 08:09 PM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: jjandcompany]
deerslayer78 Offline

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lol, Washes off with plenty of soap, water and elbow grease, that's why you use latex gloves when handling it. As far as cover scent for a skunk I think you are stuck like chuck, lol.

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#1235748 - 02/11/10 12:51 PM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: deerslayer78]
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I used to use it and once had a fox come up and scratch on the tree I had my back against. The tree was not a monster either. The fox was probably about 12" away at most.


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#1236320 - 02/11/10 03:58 PM Re: Skunk Scent.... [Re: Stump_jumper]
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Registered: 09/16/09
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I always find it at academy here in Ft.Worth. Either the one on cherry ln. or the one on bryant irvin rd.. almost always find one or two there, but watch now that I say that they will stop carrying them and I wont be able to find them anymore either. bang


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