To avoid danger and stay alive, a whitetail deer uses its ability to detect faint odors more than any other sense. Researchers at Mississippi State University found that a deer’s sense of smell, like a dog’s, can be anywhere from 500 to 1,000 times more acute than a human’s. Without argument, its nose is its greatest aid in survival.
How do you defeat the whitetail’s awesome nose? You play the wind and practice good scent control on every hunt. In the years before scent elimination sprays, hunter’s soaps, antimicrobacterial underwear, camo carbon suits and ozone machines, savvy hunters swore by cover scents – especially skunk cover scent! Cover scents like Skunk Fusion are intended to overwhelm human scents without alarming deer.
Skunk Fusion is a two-part synthetic scent. Like two-part epoxy, it does not activate until mixed. When mixed, Skunk Fusion creates an intense skunk odor (just like real skunk) that is designed to mask your scent. Skunk Fusions natural intense skunk odor confuses (without altering) the nose of the deer and other big game. It “covers” your human scent.
So, do cover scents really work? Yes! Using cover scents while deer hunting will help you operate in a deer’s territory while reducing the chance its radar-like nose will detect you. And when pitting ourselves against animals whose senses are much keener than ours, we need every bit of help we can get.