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Unscented Soaps The use of unscented soaps, detergents and deodorants are important for becoming as undetectable as possible to big game. I quit using normal soaps for showering and hand washing several days before I hunt for the first time each season and don’t use them again until the season is over. Cleanliness Be sure to “take care of business” before you shower before a hunt. Towels Wash towels and wash cloths that you use for showering with scent-free detergent before the hunt. Residual scent from commercial detergents can ruin a body that was washed in scent-free soaps. Deodorants I also use hunter’s deodorant in high sweat areas besides armpits, such as behind the knee and on my feet. Breath Try to breathe through your nose when hunting. This will help keep down odors that may be coming from your mouth, either from something you ate, poor dental hygiene or problems in your digestive system. Chlorophyll tablets can be purchased in a drug store to help reduce these odors. There is also chewing gum made for hunters called “Gum-0-Flage” that contains chlorophyll and a natural flavoring such as honey, alfalfa or vanilla for better taste. Appliances Before washing your hunting clothes in hunter’s detergent, be sure to rinse out the wash tub thoroughly. Scrub the top of the agitator to get rid of residual detergents, make sure that fabric softener sheets have not been left behind in the dryer and empty the lint trap. Remember that it is always a good idea to place your hunting clothes outside to air dry, but some scent loc technology requires that you place them in a
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dryer on high heat to reactivate the charcoal liners. Hats Ninety percent of body heat is lost through the top of the head. When moving to and from your stand in warm weather — if fluorescent orange regulations permit — remove your hat to help reduce your body temperature, thus reducing the formation of body odor. When washing your clothes in preparation for the hunting season, don’t forget about your hats. A hat becomes a sanctuary for odors from forehead sweat and excreted oil. Storage When placing your clean hunting clothes in a scent-free container, place them in the container in such a way that when you go in it later that the clothes on top are the first ones you put on. This will alleviate unnecessary handling of the clothes and reduce human odor. Work Clothes Keep your hunting clothes separate from the rest of your daily activity clothes. All too often I see hunters doing household chores, even mowing grass in their hunting pants or boots. This is a definite no-no in my book, because exhaust and gasoline fumes are some of the hardest odors to remove from clothing. Never use your hunting clothes for anything other than hunting. Lounging Never lay around the house in your hunting clothes, even if you just come home for lunch and a nap in between a morning and evening hunt. When you come home or back to camp, remove your clothes outside, and get into clean everyday clothes. Then put your hunting clothes back on when
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010

Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010
Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Contents
Three Centuries and Counting
A Different Perspective
Trappin’ a Bobcat
Getting Extreme with Scent Control
Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
Looking Back Through Binoculars
Field Notes
Conservation News
Off the Wire
Another View
The Naturalist’s Eye
Straight from the Bowstring
Fun Game
Lock, Stock & Barrel
Crossings
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Cover2
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Life & Times of the Whitetail Biologist
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Contents
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Three Centuries and Counting
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 4
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 5
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 6
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 7
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - A Different Perspective
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 9
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 10
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 11
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Trappin’ a Bobcat
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 13
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Getting Extreme with Scent Control
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 15
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 16
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 17
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Wills Mountain Scrub Oak Barrens Restoration
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 19
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 20
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Greatest Conservation Story in American History
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 22
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 23
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 24
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Pennsylvania’s “Other” Fox
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 26
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 27
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Conneaut Lake Goose Chase
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 29
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 30
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 31
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 32
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 33
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Looking Back Through Binoculars
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 35
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 36
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Field Notes
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 38
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 39
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 40
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 41
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Conservation News
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 43
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Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 45
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 46
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 47
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Off the Wire
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Another View
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 50
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 51
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - The Naturalist’s Eye
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 53
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 54
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 55
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Straight from the Bowstring
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 57
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 58
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Fun Game
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Lock, Stock & Barrel
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 61
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 62
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - 63
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - Crossings
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
Pennsylvania Game News - August 2010 - NatureInse
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