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Posted: 29 September 2014 10:56 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Just how long does your average bottle of scent control spray remain active and good to use? I usually end up with a bottle or two left at the end of a hunting season, but I always buy a fresh bottle the following season.

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Posted: 29 September 2014 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Outdoor, Ive always had left over bottles and used them the next year with good results..Im going to try and make some this year with a recipe that a ole timer swears by….Ill let you know how that works…...

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Posted: 29 September 2014 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Same issue here.  I just toss mine and buy new every year.  Probably a big waste of money.  I just don’t want to take a chance because of an old bottle of scent killer.

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Posted: 29 September 2014 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I use mine the next year.  Doesn’t seem to be any different.

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Posted: 29 September 2014 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I’m cheap so I use the same bottle until its gone.  Haven’t noticed any real difference.

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Posted: 29 September 2014 04:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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My wife just called and let me know she washed and folded the pile of hunting close I had in a bag in the basement closet, she said I should be all set for Wed.  I better go out and get a couple of bottles.  I am getting wiser in my older days as I just thanked her for being so thoughtful.  Maybe she used fresh acorn scented detergent.

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Posted: 29 September 2014 09:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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I always use mine the next year, as well. Guess I never really thought of it possibly losing effectiveness. As stated, I’m too cheap to toss it

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Posted: 30 September 2014 03:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Depends on the manufacture.  I buy it by the gallon.  I had some left over one year and it started to grow mold the following year.  (Can’t remember the name, maybe Hunters Specialty).  Threw it out and only use Dead DownWind and it hasn’t developed mold as yet.

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Posted: 30 September 2014 01:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Never even thought to look for an expiration date.  I’m gonna have to check now

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Posted: 02 October 2014 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Wind direction wind direction wind direction and forget about scent killer.

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Posted: 05 October 2014 02:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I wash everything in UV killer… rinse it a 2nd time per the instructions on the detergent…

... then rinse a 3rd time and dump a bunch of baking soda in w/ the water…

Dry w/ scent free dryer sheets from WalMart - ridiculously cheaper than the hunting-specific dryer sheets which are a complete racket in my opinion.

Spray liberally when I get in the field… I think sometimes my bottles are years old…

Haven’t been scented by a deer in several seasons.

I think the 3rd rinse w/ baking soda is the key quite honestly.

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