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Ozonics poll

Do you use ozonics?


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gcr0003

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Getting away from our technology-overdependent world is half the reason I hunt in the first place. You couldn't pay me to bring a modern gadget into the woods with me.
Neat perspective, I feel very similar.
 
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Westdesign03

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Getting away from our technology-overdependent world is half the reason I hunt in the first place. You couldn't pay me to bring a modern gadget into the woods with me.
I agree totally.


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ChasingDinner

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No Ozonics, but I do use an ozone generator for scent control/scent killing for some gear.

just have to make sure not to overdo it. Ozone kills elastic.
 

Westdesign03

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not a believer in open air ozone emitters. In fact, this may be the greatest gimmick ever, next to the hecs suit
I have to say I was quite a skeptic too. But did an experiment when I got my first scent slammer throw and go. Put it and a freshly stinky pair of socks into a closed tote. Let the ozone run for 5 min I think. Took out the socks and it was “almost” as if they had run through the washing machine. I was amazed.

Maybe you are talking about ozone in the tree or blind with you while hunting, but I do think it at least helps with your clothes.


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Sniper4hire

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I have to say I was quite a skeptic too. But did an experiment when I got my first scent slammer throw and go. Put it and a freshly stinky pair of socks into a closed tote. Let the ozone run for 5 min I think. Took out the socks and it was “almost” as if they had run through the washing machine. I was amazed.

Maybe you are talking about ozone in the tree or blind with you while hunting, but I do think it at least helps with your clothes.


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Westdesign03,
Absolutely in an enclosed environment. I was talking open air. There is no evidence to support this and how could it ever be quantified other than user testimony, which I would never disagree is honest testimony, but who really knows why that buck came by?
 

Jeremy Reger

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I'm a firm believer... in it on my clothes and in the stand... but only for a year now.. haha I met a guy and his wife that have a walls full of these guys and they wont go in the field without ozonics.. haha

Trying to get them in a Saddle..

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Jeremy Reger

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How are yall putting it on your clothes? whats the best off brand device?
Don't get me wrong, I still only play the wind... I have different stands for different winds and don't compromise...

With that said I bought a couple big 42 Gal Remington Rolling trunks and I have one Ozone generator that I use and swap back and forth to each bin the day before, and after I take the gear off.. Its I think the exact thing as the scentcrusher unit, just run the tube into the bin and mount it on the outside. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076PB2HD4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

Allegheny Tom

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How are yall putting it on your clothes? whats the best off brand device?
Ive been treating gear and my vehicle with O3 for quite a few years. My last couple O3 units were A2Z Aqua brand off of Amazon. I had a couple A2Z Aqua 6 and now I have an Aqua 8.
I looked last night for a link to the 8 to post for you guys and it said "sold out". Not sure if they are discontinued or just sold out because everybody is freaking out over Covid.
The 8 puts out 800 units (I believe) per hour. It has lots of timer settings on it...many units on the market have multiple settings. Get one with timer settings and get one with a hose discharge. That way, you can run the hose inside boots, sealed containers, etc. My personal favorite is a large contractor grade garbage bag...cheap, effective, stuffs well in small spaces like car trunks (etc), and has other uses. I use treated bags for seat covers in my truck for hunting days.
Stop and think about all the skank thats contained in a seat of a vehicle. Stuff deep down in the cusions that "pumps out" when we sit And put our weight on that seat. I hate sitting on a vehicle seat during the drive to a hunt. Your freshly showered body absorbs nasty stuff from a car seat. I sit on a garbage bag. I rotate bags as they get used with fresh O3 treated bags. Little details like this add up.
 
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btsnhos

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How does hunting the wind control those residual odors that we leave along access routes and stand locations?
All of the above...hunt wind, odor reduction, stealthy access routes. Don't rely on just one tactic. Do it all...it adds up.
It does all add up. But the number one thing is the wind. No matter what you can’t beat their nose, you can make it seem like you’re farther away but you can’t eliminate scent completely. If the wind isn’t right they’re going to smell you


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Allegheny Tom

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It does all add up. But the number one thing is the wind. No matter what you can’t beat their nose, you can make it seem like you’re farther away but you can’t eliminate scent completely. If the wind isn’t right they’re going to smell you


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Most definitely, wind is number 1...to an extent. But we cannot control where a deer will walk. Even hours after dark, when we are snug in our beds, deer are exploring the odors that we leave behind. And odor dissipates with time and the weaker the initial odor is, the sooner that it becomes not alarming to deer.
Hunters that are limited to smaller properties and fewer feasible stand locations need to reduce as many odors as possible in order the minimize educating deer. Educated deer are more nocturnal and more difficult to hunt.
Hunting the wind is great, when you can actually depend that it won't screw you, but that is a pipe dream on lots of properties...especially small properties with challenging access routes and minimal stand possibilities. Not enough hunters understand the concept of fringe odors. Odor busts are not an all-or-nothing deal. Odor comes in a range of intensities and is detected (or not) under a lot conditions of wind, humidity, distance, and time. Not to mention the individual deer's tolerance for our presence.
 

btsnhos

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Most definitely, wind is number 1...to an extent. But we cannot control where a deer will walk. Even hours after dark, when we are snug in our beds, deer are exploring the odors that we leave behind. And odor dissipates with time and the weaker the initial odor is, the sooner that it becomes not alarming to deer.
Hunters that are limited to smaller properties and fewer feasible stand locations need to reduce as many odors as possible in order the minimize educating deer. Educated deer are more nocturnal and more difficult to hunt.
Hunting the wind is great, when you can actually depend that it won't screw you, but that is a pipe dream on lots of properties...especially small properties with challenging access routes and minimal stand possibilities. Not enough hunters understand the concept of fringe odors. Odor busts are not an all-or-nothing deal. Odor comes in a range of intensities and is detected (or not) under a lot conditions of wind, humidity, distance, and time. Not to mention the individual deer's tolerance for our presence.
Wearing rubber boots that are always stored outside or in a tub and changing into clothes after getting out of the truck then using good access playing the wind and not touching every branch, twig and blade of grass in sight will solve most of those problems even on small properties. I have a ten acre area I hunt and I won’t hunt if the wind isn’t perfect due to all those reasons you mentioned. If the wind is blowing into a bedding area or if you walk a deers access trail no ozonics on the market is going to help. Like you said not enough hunters understand fringe odors, correct, but also not enough hunters know wind/thermals and don’t understand that you might only be able to hunt a certain property a few times a year


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I've been using ozone to treat my clothes for awhile now. I'm not sold on the Ozonics in the tree because I feel there are too many variables. However I have two blinds that I won't go to without the unit. IMO It is crazy how well they work when you can control where your scent is exiting. I can hunt those blinds many times throughout the season with no to very very little decline in movement
 

gameflogger

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I have hunted many scenarios with many different creatures, and in my opinion hogs and Sika deer have the most acute senses of smell. I have used ozonics and been busted by both with a very strict scent control regiment. I think ozonics just like ScentLok works to help decrease our odds of being detected, but when an animal depends on their sense of smell for survival, even the smell of ozone can alert them that something is different or not right. Bottom line in my opinion is if the wind is right and the stars align with Pluto, and the moon is in the right phase, and luck is on your side, then the animal will not cross down wind in the wrong state of mind.
 
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