What to do first? The laundry!

About this time every year I make a checklist. If you’re a hunter, you’ve been there.

You go through all of your gear — ropes, lights, batteries, broadheads, clothing, boots and the list goes on and on. In fact, making the list can be quite maddening.

The one item that can be easily overlooked is scent-free detergent. How is that possible? Beating a deer’s nose is the toughest task we as hunters take on each fall, and yet so many hunters ignore this basic step to deer hunting preparation. For about $10, hunters can purchase enough detergent for a couple years.

And trust me, there’s plenty of options on the market to choose from.

I toss everything into the washer that I think could benefit – hats, gloves, backpacks, coats and pants. After all of those items are washed, I like to dry my clothes and then hang them in a dry area. Don’t keep your hunting gear with your everyday clothes! Don’t toss them on a greasy workbench!

Getting into range of a whitetail buck can be difficult. Making sure your gear is scent-free may be critical to a hunter's success.

Some guys like to keep their hunting clothes/gear in large bins. That’s a fantastic idea.

Hunting deer is never an easy task. If a hunter has the advantage of being scent-free, he can walk into the woods with the confidence that he’s done all he can to make himself as scent-free as possible.







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