How to Make Your Own Hunting Cover Scent Using Dirt

by Matt Milano Google
Many animals won't be fooled by visual camouflage alone.

Many animals won't be fooled by visual camouflage alone.

David De Lossy/Digital Vision/Getty Images

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.

Items you will need

  • Two pillowcases
Step 1

Collect dirt, leaves, twigs, acorns and other ground cover materials that might be found in the area you are hunting.

Step 2

Take two pillowcases and put one inside the other to double them up.

Step 3

Put the materials you collected into the pillowcases and securely close the opening so that nothing can come out.

Step 4

Wet the pillowcases so that the contents are slightly damp.

Step 5

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.

About the Author

Writing professionally since 1999, Matt Milano has authored news articles, marketing and website copy, blogs, press releases and product documentation. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, ranging from small one-man shops to major corporations and universities. An expert speechwriter, Milano has drafted speeches that have been delivered to audiences ranging from 30 to 1,700.

Photo Credits

  • David De Lossy/Digital Vision/Getty Images