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Scent: Does it Work?

Rick ChristmanEvery season it seems I have one encounter that is forever burned into my mind.  Tonight, I had that encounter.  I entered the woods later than I should have, so instead of dragging a scent line to my tree stand like I normally do, I dabbed some scent on my boots and quickly hiked to a nearby brush pile.  I decided to get aggressive, in a last ditch effort before gun season started this weekend.  I threw out a few grunts, nothing.  Next a doe bleat, no response.  A half-hour before dark I did a short rattle sequence, kicking the leaves as I rattled.  Same result, nothing.  Darkness crept in, and just as I stepped out of the brush pile I heard something blazing through the woods directly towards me, on the exact trail I took into the woods.  It was too dark to shoot, and I could barely see what was coming, until he was literally 10 yards away from me.  Another 5 yards and the buck came to a stop, and then bolted away from me.  The adrenaline was insane, it was as though I just shot the deer, and my heart was beating out of my chest! At some point the buck came across my trail and followed it right to me.  I’ve always heard that scent can work, but never truly believed it.  For all those who still don’t believe in scent, I wish you could have felt my heartbeat after that experience.  The difference was the type of scent that I used.  Rick Christman with Antler Addiction Deer Urines set me up with a bottle of his Doe Estrus pulled literally three days prior to use.  That alone was the difference, his scent is extremely fresh.

Looking back on the experience, as thrilling as it was, I should have changed my tactics.  Instead of rushing and covering my boots with the scent, I should have taken the few minutes to set up a dragline, because in the end the buck ran in way too close for comfort.  This experience is a testimony to how effective scent can be.  If you are looking for a scent that truly works, contact Rick Christman via email at  His scents are fresh, real, and extremely effective.  If you do end up using this scent, I advise against putting any scent on you, which should be self explanatory but I’m willing to bet I’m not the only hunter out there who is guilty of the act. Antler Addiction Scents are proven to work, find out for yourself.




Kevin Paulson

Kevin Paulson is the Founder and CEO of His passion for Hunting began at the age of 5 hunting alongside of his father. Kevin has followed his dreams through outfitting, conservation work, videography and hunting trips around the world.

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