An animal's sense of smell is one of its strongest defenses. Many animals can smell a threat approaching long before that threat gets within eyesight. This ability can present a real challenge for the hunter. Cover scents are designed to mask the hunter's scent with one common to nature and increase the odds of the hunter going undetected. While cover scents can be purchased at virtually any sporting goods store, it is easy to make your own dirt cover scent for free.
Collect dirt, leaves, twigs, acorns and other ground cover materials that might be found in the area you are hunting.
Take two pillowcases and put one inside the other to double them up.
Put the materials you collected into the pillowcases and securely close the opening so that nothing can come out.
Wet the pillowcases so that the contents are slightly damp.
Put the pillowcases in the dryer with your hunting clothes for 10 to 15 minutes. When you take your clothes out they should smell like dirt and the area in which you will be hunting.
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