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The Bloodhount Test

Here at Fourth Arrow, we know that vapor scent can carry a long way, but we wanted to find out how far away an animal could smell heated vapor scent. We asked our good friend, Tracker John to see how far away his bloodhounds could smell the vapor coming out of our Wyndscent unit.
Tracker John is considered by many to be the best tracker in the outdoor industry. He is a full-time tracker who owns multiple bloodhounds and spends his days training and tracking deer. We sent him a Wyndscent unit and let him put his bloodhounds to work to determine if vapor scent is more effective them pouring deer urine on the ground. “There is no question that the dogs could smell the vapor scent 250-300 yards away,” said Tracker John.
Weather and a variety of other factors can determine how far away animals can smell odors. We are confident that heated vapor scents travel further than scents that are simply dumped on the ground. Watch the bloodhounds put the Wyndscent unit to the test below.

Active Vapor for Deadly Success

This revolutionary VAPOR HUNTING SCENT applicator houses proprietary scents. WYNDSCENT™ vapors travel farther and hold together longer. WYNDSCENT™ is REUSABLE and REFILLABLE. Control the amount of scent dispersed or continuously apply scent at desired intervals—without contaminating the broadcast area. Its high efficiency RECHARGEABLE battery can last up to 40 hours on a single charge. WYNDSCENT™ is water resistant and durable in extreme conditions. WYNDSCENT™ is PORTABLE: use on the stalk, in the tree, hang from a branch, or stake in the ground. WYNDSCENT™ is the most effective and VERSATILE cover scent on the market. #WyndwithBenefits

Tim Wells Shares Early Season Whitetail Tactics

Very few bowhunters tag as many critters as Tim Wells. Wells travels the globe every year in search of bowhunting adventure. One animal he enjoys chasingis early season whitetails. During the early season, he likes to hunt near food sources and bedding areas and he is not afraid to use deer scents. “Once a buck is hard-horned, he will begin checking out does. I like to use deer scents and hunt near deer scrapes as soon as deer season opens. This year I will be using the Wyndscent unit early in the season with the Doe in Estrus urine to help me pull in a big buck. Many hunters wait until the rut to use deer scents. I believe that is a mistake,” Wells explained.

In the early season, Wells likes hunting near a freshly cut alfalfa field. “Many bowhunters want to hunt over a bean field or some other type of food plot. I try to hunt near a freshly cut alfalfa field. The alfalfa is tender and easy for the deer to eat and is packed with protein. This time of year, patterning a big buck on these food sources can be much easier than trying to find him in November.” If you are hunting over your own food plot, Wells suggests cutting it two weeks before opening day which will attract the deer in the area because of the fresh growth.

If you don’t have private property to hunt on and hunting over food plots is out of the question, try to find oak trees that are dropping acorns can be a great option. . “I will be hunting over a food source during the early season and I will have my Wyndscent unit out. I hope a buck will come to my food source and then come check out the Wyndscent. I think the vapor estrus will pull him in”

Harvesting a buck in the early season can be difficult, but with a little extra effort and some luck, you might find yourself gripping and grinning long before the rut kicks in. Working hard during the early season offers many advantages over the rut. The weather is mild, bucks can be patterned, and they haven’t been educated by hunters yet. If you are looking to put your hit list buck on the wall this year, don’t wait until the rut. Get into the woods as soon as you can!

Whitetail Tactics for Elk


Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo from Archers Choice TV is a husband and wife team who have hunted all over the world together.   They enjoy bowhunting Rocky Mountain Elk.  Over the last several decades, they have hunted elk across the country and know what it takes to put an elk on the ground.  I recently interviewed Ralph about his favorite elk hunting tactics.   

 

 
Find Water

Every elk hunter dreams of calling in a big bull, but Ralph enjoys hunting them like whitetails also. “Early in the season, I like to sit over water and wait for elk to come get a drink. Like whitetail hunting sometimes sitting for hours and hours is worth it. Many hunters don’t like this tactic but it works very well. In the early season, bulls aren’t typically coming to calls and the weather is very hot. Everything needs a drink so sitting over water is a great tactic,” Ralph explained.

Another reason Ralph likes hunting over water is because it doesn’t disturb the elk. “Many hunters run and gun during the early season, hoping they can find a hot bull. Instead of finding a hot bull, they educate the elk in the area. Sitting over water isn’t as exciting as calling in a bull, but it works well and doesn’t spook the animals. I love calling in bulls but I wait until the rut for that,” Ralph added.

Use an Elk Decoy

When the bulls start screaming in the rut, Ralph likes to use a Montana elk decoy to bring the bull the last few yards. “Bulls like to see that cow they hear calling in the brush which is why they often hang up just out of bow range. We have had great success outsmarting bulls with the Montana elk decoy. When the bull sees the cow decoy, he is often convinced that she is the real thing and comes the last 10 or 20 yards that we need for a close shot,” Ralph noted.

Elk Estrus Scent

Most deer hunters use urine to build mock scrapes and bring bucks in but for some reason, elk hunters don’t use elk urine when elk hunting. Ralph says that is a mistake. “Elk give off a very strong odor. “I have removed the bladder of elk in the past and used the urine in a spray bottle,” Ralph said with a laugh. “I like using urine because if the wind shifts and a bull gets my scent at the last second, he sometimes gets confused if he smells elk urine at the same time. If he hesitates at the last second before he bolts, it gives me enough time to let an arrow fly.”

This fall, Ralph and Vicki will be using the Wyndscent Unit which puts out a heated vapor scent that can be smelled a great distance away. Elk estrus is one of the scents offered in the Wyndscent lineup.

Roger Raglin and Maniac 150 Partner with Wyndscent

Fourth Arrow Products, makers of the revolutionary Wyndscent Vapor Scent Dispensing System, is proud to announce their partnership with Roger Raglin Outdoors. Roger Raglin is one of the most recognized faces in the outdoor community and has one of the longest running television shows on the Outdoor Channel. 

Over the last several decades, Raglin has hunted across North America and has produced over 60 hunting videos. Raglin’s hunting show is extremely popular, as is his line of deer scents.  Over the last several years, his Maniac 150 scent has been in high demand because it combines 100% doe urine with interdigital glad that drives bucks crazy. 

For 2017, the popular Maniac 150 lure will be available in a Wyndscent unit so hardcore whitetail hunters everywhere can take advantage of the power of vapor scents.The Wyndscent applicator is a one-of-a-kind patented vapor scent applicator that harnesses the power of vapor to dispense liquid scent. The reusable unit comes with a remote control and rechargeable batteries. With Wyndscent, hunters can control the amount of scent dispersed and continuously apply scent every 60 second intervals. 

Combining the power of vapor hunting scents with Roger Raglin’s Maniac 150 scent will drive rut-crazed bucks crazy. Maniac 150 has proven to attract bucks and does during the early season, the rut, and the late season, making Maniac 150 the perfect scent for deer hunters who like to spend every moment they can in the woods. The Wyndscent unit, combined with Maniac 150, will attract deer from great distances and bring them in close. 

“I am very excited to be partnering with Fourth Arrow Brands and Wyndscent,” said Roger Raglin. “The vapor technology is unique and will be something hunters should take advantage of this fall.”

To learn more about Fourth Arrow Brands and the complete line of Wyndscent products, visit www.wyndscent.com

P7 Deceiver Scents Partners with Wyndscent


 Fourth Arrow Products, makers of the revolutionary Wyndscent Vapor Scent Dispensing System, is proud to partner with P7 Deceiver Scents. P7 Scents are known for making premium concentrated scents that can now be dispensed in the Wyndscent unit. “These scents are produced using a highly concentrated formula that has been approved and formulated to work in our main Wyndscent unit,” Dave Dykema from Fourth Arrow Brands said.  “Vapor scents are a much more active way to dispense and carry scents further in any condition.  When you combine that with P7 premium scents, the result is a combination that will not only bring deer in but will also provide a bedding scent that will have a calming effect.” The premium concentrated P7 scents will be available in three formulas that harness the deceit of false safety, false desire, and false anonymity.
 SANCTUARY 17
Sanctuary 17 utilizes a unique blend of scents to perfectly match the scent of a doe bedding area. This blend of scents harnesses the deceit of false safety so when bucks and does smell Sanctuary 17, they will believe they are in a safe area that smells like a bedding area. This scent is formulated to have a calming affect on deer. This scent is perfect for the bowhunter trying to bring a big buck in close.
 SEDUCTION 18
Seduction 18 harnesses the deceit of desire. This formula uses the scent of a highly concentrated doe in estrus to lure big bucks in close. Doe estrus is the scent most hunters use during the rut to attract big bucks and the concentrated Seduction 18 formula will work great during the rut.
 SUPPRESSION 19
Suppression 19 harnesses the deceit of anonymity. This advanced cover scent utilizes advanced odor elimination to allow a hunter’s presence to be undetected and allow for undisturbed animal movement. Hunter are always looking for ways to outwit the nose of a deer.   Suppression 19 is one more weapon hunters can use to deceive the nose of a whitetail.
Best of all, the unique vapor technology used by the Wyndscent unit means the hunter gets more bang for the buck. One 7 ml bottle of P7 scent provides 40 hours of vapor. With other scents, hunters are lucky to get a day or two of use out of a bottle of urine.
 ABOUT WYNDSCENT
The Wyndscent applicator is a one-of-a-kind patented vapor scent applicator that harnesses the power of vapor to dispense liquid scent. The reusable unit comes with a remote control and rechargeable batteries. With Wyndscent, hunters can control the amount of scent dispersed and continuously apply scent every 60 second intervals or as needed by using the remote control. Learn more about Wyndscent at www.wyndscent.com.

 

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You've been using Hunting Scents all Wrong. Here's Why.

It's no surprise that a whitetail's sense of smell is their first line of defense. Mature whitetails rely on it so heavily that they often position themselves so that each breeze and air current educates them on their surroundings. Fooling that sense of smell is no small task, but taking advantage of their dependency on it is certainly something worth doing.

Now let's face it- the majority of us have not had a whole lot of success with attractants. Deer might check them out when they come through out of curiosity but you rarely see a whitetail coming to you BECAUSE of the scent. There lies the problem. Traditional scents are too passive.

In order to produce a more proactive scent a few things are needed.

Consistency. Right now when put out scents you either pour some urine on the ground or hang it from a branch using a wick of some sort. This is what hunters have done for ages. One of the problems with that dispersal system is that it becomes LESS potent as the hunt goes on. The strongest that scent will ever be (on most days) is the moment you take it out of the bottle.
You want something that continuously reapplies that scent. Wyndscent is the only scent dispersal system that reapplies scent incrementally throughout your hunt.

Heat. In order for any scent to be spread it has to be evaporated. For example, A cold apple pie has little to no odor while a warm apple pie is extremely fragrant. Although Apple Pie is a solid the warmth evaporates that pie, turning it to a vapor and spreading that scent.  The same applies to scents for hunting. The Wyndscent unit heats the scent and forces it to evaporate and travel farther, similar to an apple pie. This is a major benefit, especially in cold weather when very little heat is available to cause scents to naturally evaporate.

Vapor. Vapor is the product of the scent being heated, so naturally it makes the scent more potent. Vapor is the perfect medium for dispersal as it also allows the scents to spread with the air currents without being influenced by gravity.

Now is the time. Look at your current gear. Do you have a proactive system that works to extend the range of your scent and draw in game or are you still using a passive system that relies on the proximity of your target animal?

Watch how game reacts to Wyndscent below!

 

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