And what's the required criteria to be a magazine prostaffer?
Cool. It seems like it's what you really enjoy so that's a cherry on the sunday.I suppose the main qualification was being able to write cogent copy. With D&DH magazine, I just asked and they handed it to me. After that, I had invitations. It never amounted to any money, but I did get free swag.
Every downwind deer smells us, every single damn time, regardless of fart suits or baking soda or ozone machines.A human body is a scent factory. You will smell like a human no matter what you do. Same as a quail or rabbit or deer smell like they do. I think foreign odors and bacterial odors are what we can work on. Seems to me, and it may be my imagination, but after I wash my bibs and jacket, it seems I don’t get busted as much. My theory is the thick layer captures my skin cells or human odor to a higher degree. Then the more you wear it the more scent load it will give off. Nothing seems to work when I dress light in warm weather.
The day I washed everything from top to bottom and walked a very short distance from my house and got busted by an old doe 75 yards down wind, told me I wasn’t fooling anyone. I think sometimes we just get lucky when they should be smelling us and they don’t.
It's near impossible to play the wind unless you are on the top of the ridge.Personally I think we over think the scent control issue. Playing the wind does help in certain situations but it tends to swirl here in these mountains in East Ky. I don’t use much scent control and seem to have just as much success as those that do.
A lot of truth but also our scent doesn’t necessarily go how we think. It may lookEvery downwind deer smells us, every single damn time, regardless of fart suits or baking soda or ozone machines.
Sometimes they don't care, tho...
A lot of truth but also our scent doesn’t necessarily go how we think. It may look
like it’s going down but due to weather conditions, it may go upwards over the deer. Or humidity and weather conditions can make it harder for them to pick up the scent. Even hunting dogs have days they have a hard time picking up scent. Anyone that’s had hunting dogs can attest to that.
Oh it's easy to check, I'm just saying the forecast is never correct. You can move 100 yards and the wind direction is different.Milkweed seed. It’ll show you the updrafts.
Oh it's easy to check, I'm just saying the forecast is never correct. You can move 100 yards and the wind direction is different.
So many times I've been in a favorable wind direction and as soon as the sun goes down the thermals kick in and it changes. It's just frustrating because you really don't know which way it's blowing until you reach your stand....and then it changes mid hunt.