Whitetail hunters have long debated whether it’s possible to actually beat a buck’s nose. Despite wild marketing claims by manufacturers throughout the years, the answer has always been some level of no, meaning that no matter what methods a hunter employed, they’d fall short on some level.
The reason for this is because we only had access to passive scent control. We could play the wind, spray down with scent-eliminators, and wear a suit that was designed to contain scent. The problem with that strategy was that no matter what, we were still producing new scent.
When you’re trying fool buck’s nose, this is a big problem.
It wasn’t until ozone technology migrated into the hunting world that deer hunters finally had a chance to switch from passive to active scent control. This changed everything.
What is Passive Scent Control?
Passive scent control means you’ve done all you can do before the hunt by utilizing sprays, detergents, and gear. Now you just have to hope that’s enough once you hit the woods. At first, this can be somewhat successful, but as you sit there creating more game-spooking odor, its effectiveness diminishes. Eventually, aside from which way the wind is blowing, you’re out of luck.
What is Active Scent Control?
Active scent control, which is offered through in-the-field ozone generators, changes that game entirely. Since you’re using concentrated ozone to continually clean your scent stream, you’re actively destroying or altering the odor you’re creating - as it’s created.
This matters, a lot.
The Science Behind Active Scent Control
By harnessing the power of the Corona Discharge, which fractures oxygen molecules into ozone, you’re continually creating predatory molecules that bind to your odor and molecularly alter or destroy it. This technology has been used since the 1880s for everything from purifying water to cleaning the smell of cigarette smoke from hotel rooms, so taking one hunter and rendering him scent-free is an easy task for ozone.
The key, of course, is that it’s working while you’re hunting. There are no sprays or suits that actively destroy odor while it’s being created. And while some promise just that, none of them can fully cover every biological scent a human can create. If you don’t believe that, when was the last time you swallowed a shot of scent eliminator (please don’t) to ensure your breath was scent-free during a hunt?
Why Active Scent Control Matters
It’s obvious that you don’t want to get winded by a mature buck as he slips into range of your stand, but what about the does and fawns that came through 20 minutes earlier? Most of our hunting strategies center around big bucks, but the rest of the deer can snort and blow up a hunt long before the big boys leave their beds and start heading your way.
Active scent control will keep your olfactory presence in the woods suppressed to the point where natural movement truly remains natural and the first deer to move will be as carefree as the last. Better yet, once you leave your blind or stand, there won’t be any late moving deer that come through and catch a whiff of your presence, which is a great way to educate them. There really is no better way to address scent control than through an active approach.
Where Can I Find Active Scent Control
The only active approach out there is through an in-the-field ozone generator. That’s why you need to have an Ozonics HR Unit in your hunting bag. It’s the only scientifically proven and consistent way to beat a deer’s nose before and during your hunt. Make this the season you take an active approach to scent control and get the biggest opportunities of your life.