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One of the quickest ways to ruin a hunt before it even starts is for your prey to smell you. It can happen before you even lay eyes on a deer since their noses are finely tuned to pick up even the faintest smell. To get as close to deer as possible without your human scent giving away your location, you can use products that should make you undetectable. North American Whitetail reviews their top 10 scent-control products.

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Ultimately, there are two main ways to control human scent: eliminate or contain. When sweat, oils, and other organic secretions leave the human body, they carry a distinct odor with them. Many of these odors are indistinguishable to us, but throw up red flags of human stink to deer.

Photos: Primos (top); Robinson Outdoor Products (above)

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.