Best Cover Scent For Deer Hunting [Top 10 Revealed]

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I think that we both can agree that if the wind is not in your favor, that a deer will be able to smell you long before you will be able to see them.

Deer have an exceptional smell which makes it very possible for the hunter to go home without even spotting one animal.

I feel your pain.

Did you know that there is actually a very easy solution to this problem?

Did you also know that there are products out there that makes it possible to cover your scent?

What if the information that I give you will enable you to stay ahead of all of the other hunters and being able to take down that next 400kg deer?

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In this article, I am going to go over 10 products that prove to be the best cover scent for deer hunting.

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Here is what you will get:

I am going to go through the different cover scents available which include deer urine, natural compounds and also other types of scents.

I will also go through the price of these products and also the different ways on how to use them in your current situation.

How do you choose the right scent?

Choosing the right scent can be a problem especially if you do not know what is available on the market. In this guide, I will go through the most important pointers for when choosing a scent.

Are you ready?

Let’s get started with the first one.

1. The scent types that are available

There is a long list of scent types available, but if you would like to know which scent type was the best, then I would highly recommend deer urine.

a) Deer Urine

It will not only cover your scent but also attract other deer as well. The best product that makes the use of urine will be Nationwide Scents which is my favorite as well.

Deer Urine as scents

The urine collected will most likely be for doe’s that are in estrus, normal urine from a doe and also urine from the buck.

The best way to use these types of scents is by combining them and also to spay your boots and also the surrounding vegetation.

b) Other natural compounds

deer scent

One of these compounds is vanillin which comes from a specific flower. Other compounds are basically oils collected from trees and bushed that are very effective in hiding your scent.

Below are 2 such products that use these types of scents.

Nose Jammer Spray (Also the least expensive)

Tink’s Earth Cover Scent

These types of scents are also easy on the clothes.

c) Skunk urine

Yes, you heard right.

Also, do not forget that this is probably one of the best ways to cover your scent. Now you do not have to catch a skunk and tease it in order to get some of its urine, but you can also use the product called Buck Stop Skunk Cover Scent.

You only need to apply one drop either onto a sponge, destinated handkerchief or even a drop on each one of your boots.

Also, be careful about using this on your clothes, well, that is if you want an angry wife.

2. At what prices do these products sell?

I must admit that these products are very inexpensive.

The least expensive product is around $6, while the most expensive one can go up to nearly $40.

On average, you can expect to pay anything from $10 up to $20 per product.

The least expensive product in this category must be the Nose Jammer Spray and if you have a taste for more expensive options, then I would recommend the Buck Nut Deer Scents which is of very good quality.

3. How do you apply these products?

Most of the scents in this article can be applied by pouring some of it on antler or hoof scraped on the ground or spraying some on vegetation or trees.

Some can also be applied to your shoes or boots.

a) Some scents will be contained in a Wafer

If you would like to carry a wafer on your clothes with the use of a safety clip or hand them on the branches of a tree, then I would recommend the Hunter’s Specialties Scent Wafers which also comes in 4 distinctive scents.

b) Some scents can also be smeared

If you would like to have a less messy experience by smearing the scent on your shoes or on the trees, then I would highly recommend the Conquest Scents EverCalm which are for the whole herd and the Conquest Scents Rutting Buck which are packed with testosterone for targeting the buck.

#1 Nationwide Scents (Top Pick)

  • Rating: 10/10
  • Price: $$
  • Size: 8 oz

If you are after a proven scent that will attract both the doe and buck, then you might want to consider this product from Nationwide Scents which was my favorite. They are a little bit more expensive, but you get 8 oz which will hold you almost the entire season (depending on how many times you hunt). This scent also works for whitetail, blackmail and mule deer.

Some of the features that you will love:

  1. Very high-quality deer urine. This scent is 100% deer urine that is also CWD certified. This urine is also fresh and disease free which adds to the shelf life so that you can hunt for the whole season. You can also freeze the urine until hunting season approaches.
  2. Very good value for the money. This product will contain 8 ounces which are more than some of the other products and it is also the least expensive per ounce.
  3. Has multiple applications. You can apply this product by spraying it on vegetation or applying it on hoof or antler scrapes.
  4. Is best used in combination. There is 3 product available which include Doe Estrus Urine, Rutting Buck Urine, and Scrape Urine which will prove to be a very potent combination for attracting large bucks.

Overall, I think this is a very potent product because nothing beats 100% fresh deer urine. The only minor problem that I had was that this product does not come in spray bottles which might prove to be useful.

Play video below to learn more about the Nationwide Scents.

What we liked

  • Is 100% natural and very potent.
  • Comes in larger bottles which will hold out for the whole season.
  • Not that expensive.
  • Comes in 3 varieties.

What we didn’t like

  • I did not see any spray caps on the bottles. 

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#2 Nose Jammer Spray

  • Rating: 6.5/10
  • Price: $
  • Size: 8 oz

If you would like to have a product that can mask your scent which is also very inexpensive, then you should take a look at the Nose Jammer Aerosol Spray. This product is also the least expensive option in this listing.

What you can expect from this product:

  1. Come in 2 sizes. You can choose between the 4 oz and the 8 oz. I would personally recommend the 8 oz because this product has a wide application and would be empty before you know it.
  2. It works long to medium range. Once applied, this product will make it easier for you to get closer to your target without activating their sense of smell.
  3. Uses natural compounds. This product makes the use of concentrated levels of vanillin and other natural compounds that are found in the areas where deer and elk graze. The smell will also be much more pleasant to the user.
  4. Has a wide application. You can spray this product on almost anything such as your clothes, gear, boots, bow, treestand, tent, blind, surrounding vegetation etc.

Overall, I think this was a good enough product that does not have an unpleasant smell for the user as it is made out of plants and bushes. This product might not be that effective close range and will also not lure the animals in. Play video below to learn more about the Nose Jammer Spray.

What we liked

  • Has a wide application.
  • Very inexpensive.
  • Does not have an unpleasant smell.

What we didn’t like

  • Does not attract any game.
  • The product does not last that long.

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#3 Tink’s Earth Power Cover Scent

  • Rating: 6/10
  • Price: $
  • Size: 4 oz

If you would like to have another cover scent that is very inexpensive but also smells like dirt, then you might be interested in the Tink’s Earth Power Cover Scent. Next to the Nose Jammer, this scent is the second most inexpensive option.

Some of its features:

  1. Comes in only 1 size. This product only comes in a 4 oz size which might be just enough for one whole day. If you plan to go on a weekend hunting trip, then maybe you need to buy 2 bottles instead of only 1.
  2. Works moderately good. The thing about this scent is that it smells like soil. The smell of soil is very well spread and can also mask your scent. It also has the possibility to attract deer that are after soil.
  3. Has a wider application. You can spray this scent on almost anything such as your clothes, boots, skin, treestand, blind and also the surrounding vegetation of where you will ambush the deer.

This is a very inexpensive option but only comes in these small sizes. It is also very limited in attracting deer.

What we liked

  • Very inexpensive.
  • Has a wide application.

What we didn’t like

  • The bottle might not last the whole trip.
  • Has a very low possibility of luring any deer.

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#4 Buck Stop Skunk Cover Scent

  • Rating: 6.5/10
  • Price: $
  • Size: 1 oz

If you would like to have your scent covered by that of a skunk and you also want a very inexpensive option, then I would highly recommend the Buck Stop Skunk Cover Scent. Let’s get to some of the features of this product.

More info on the features:

  1. Comes in a small size, but will last a long time. This product only comes in a small 1 oz bottle, but you only need 1 drop for it to be effective. This will result in you using this bottle for almost the entire hunting season.
  2. It smells like skunk. Because this product is 100% natural, I assume that it is also natural skunk urine. If you have ever smelled skunk urine, then you will know that this smell lasts a very long time and is hard to forget.
  3. Has a very specific way of application. If you do not want an angry wife, then maybe you should not apply this scent to your clothes. If you have hunting shoes, then maybe you can apply one drop to each shoe or boot. You can also apply it to a “dedicated” napkin and then clip the napkin to your clothes.
  4. Will only cover your scent. This product is only used to cover your scent, but will rarely attract any deer. Maybe it will attract a coyote that is passing by.

Personally, I think that this is a very good scent cover that needs to be used with care especially on your clothes.

What we liked

  • Will last a very long time.
  • Is very potent.
  • This product is also very inexpensive.

What we didn’t like

  • It is very hard to get the smell of this product out of your clothes.

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#5 Buck Bomb

  • Rating: 7/10
  • Price: $
  • Size: 6.65 oz

If you would like to have a product that will cover your scent and also attract deer by spraying it around your hideout, then you might want to consider the Buck Bomb. This product also has 4 different types which will be discussed in the next section.

Here are some features that you will love:

  1. Has 4 different types for your every hunting need. This product comes in 4 types which will include Ambush, Doe “P”, Doe in Estrus and Dominant Buck.
  2. Sticks to everything it comes in contact with. This is especially useful for when you do not constantly want to spray this bottle.
  3. Should only spray on the surrounding vegetation or in the air. This is the first product in this series where you do not need to spray the content on your clothes which can be a bonus. You can also spray this product downwind into the air.
  4. Spray out all of the contents or spray in short intervals. You have the choice to spray it in shorter intervals or locked down to empty the whole can.

Below you will find a detailed description of every type:

a) Ambush: This type can be used throughout the whole hunting season to attract deer and also covers up your scent by creating a barrier between you and the deer.

b) Doe “P”: This is actually doe urine that is best used for early or late hunting season which will help to attract both sexes.

c) Doe in Estrus: This is a scent that will mimic that of a doe in heat and will mostly attract a buck. This is best used for when you want to have that extra special trophy shot.

d) Dominant Buck: This scent will mostly attract other bucks that will be interested in fighting over a territory. This can also be used along with the Doe in Estus to create a very powerful combination.

This is really a good product and is also not that expensive. If you plan to spray everything out at once, you might want to buy more than one. Play video below to learn more about the Buck Bomb.

What we liked

  • Have 4 different types.
  • Is not that expensive.
  • Does not need to spray on clothes.

What we didn’t like

  • You might need to buy several cans as single cans will not last that long.

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#6 Buck Nut Deer Scents

  • Rating: 8/10
  • Price: $$$
  • Size: 1.7 oz (you will get 3 bottles)

If you are one of those people that do not like to play around, then I would highly recommend the Buck Nut Deer Scents to you. This product can be a bit expensive but it will include 3 bottles of different types of urine.

Everything that you need to know:

  1. Is a 2-in-1 product. This product will not only cover your scent but will also have the ability to lure the deer to your location.
  2. Has multiple applications. This product will allow you to use it just as it is or with a spray bottle by spraying it on vegetation. You can also use it with drags and pads. It is also not necessary to apply this to your clothes.
  3. Comes in a package of 3. You will get the Peak Estrus, Standing Estrus and also Peak Rut Buck Urine. All 3 of them can be used as a combination or separately.

What I really liked about this combo is that you can use all 3 products at once for optimum performance. This product also has the same problem as Nationwide Scents where it does not have a spraying cap.

What we liked

  • Can be combined for the best results.
  • Has a variety of 3 different types of urine.
  • Is very effective.

What we didn’t like

  • Does not come with a spray cap.

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#7 Code Blue Buck n Does

  • Rating: 7/10
  • Price: $$
  • Size: 2 oz (you will get 3 bottles)

If the Buck Nut Deer Scents was too expensive for you and you would like a similar product that is also less expensive then I would highly recommend the product from Code Blue Buck N Does. It is also in the same price class as the Nationwide Scents.

Let’s get to some of the features:

  1. Is fresh and high quality. This product is very fresh and can be used for the whole hunting season. The ani-UV light bottle also makes sure that light rays do not penetrate the bottle.
  2. There are 3 main ways to use this product. You can either use this product on “drags” that will cover your scent, scent pads or on the sole of your shoes. You can also spray the liquid on vegetation to lure deer to your spot.
  3. Comes in a combo. This product will come in Doe Urine, Buck Urine and also Doe Estrus. The Buck and Doe Urine can be used in the early season while the Estrus can be used Pre-rut and rut.

This is a great combo that you can use and I think that it is fair to say that this is basically all you need to get started. Play video below to learn more about the Code Blue Buck n Does.

What we liked

  • Comes in a combo
  • Can be used in a variety of ways.
  • Is of good quality and is very fresh.

What we didn’t like

  • Some people might complain about the effectiveness of this product.

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#8 Hunter’s Specialties Scent Wafers

  • Rating: 7/10
  • Price: $
  • Size: 1 oz

If you do not like to use liquids or deer urine, then you will like the Hunter’s Specialties Scent Wafers which is a small round wafer that you can attach to your clothes. This product is also very inexpensive.

More info on the features:

  1. Has 4 scents to choose from. This product will have Fresh Earth (which smells like soil), Natural Cedar, Natural Pine and also White Oak Acorn. You will need to know what type of trees are situated in the location in which you want to hunt.
  2. Is long lasting. Inside the pack, you will also get 3 extra wafers that you can use. One of these wafers can last for more than 20 days at a time.
  3. Has multiple uses. This is what I really liked about this product. You can attach the wafer to your clothes or hang it on a tree branch. You will also get 3 safety pins that you can use to attach to your clothes and also 3 hangers for hanging the wafer on branches.

For me, this one is a very inexpensive option that works. The only problem is that none of the 4 scents used will attract any deer. Play video below to learn more about the Hunter’s Specialties Scent Wafers.

What we liked

  • Has 4 options to choose from.
  • Last a long time.
  • Has multiple uses.
  • Does not need to spray anything on your clothes.

What we didn’t like

  • Will only cover your scent but will not really attract any game.

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#9 Conquest Scents EverCalm

  • Rating: 8.5/10
  • Price: $$
  • Size: 4 oz

If you would like to have a deer scent stick that are similar to those uses for under your arms and also for both the roe and buck, then you might want to consider the Conquest Scents EverCalm. This product is also very inexpensive.

What you can expect from the product:

  1. It is mess free. This product comes in the form of a stick similar to deodorant sticks that you apply under your arm. This means that this stick is going to give you a mess-free experience other than those that are in liquid form.
  2. Very easy to apply. You can apply or smear this scent onto your boots or on the trees surrounding your area. This will, as a result, hide your scent and also draw the deer closer to your stand.
  3. Will calm and attract the whole herd. You will not only attract the buck but the roe as well. This specific scent is suitable for the entire herd.

What I really liked about this product was that it is mess free and very easy to use. The only minor disadvantage to this product is that it will not work as effectively as a sprayed scent for if you want to reach a longer distance. Play video below to learn more about the Conquest Scents EverCalm.

What we liked

  • Will not make a mess.
  • Very easy to apply.
  • Will last a long time.
  • Will attract the whole herd.

What we didn’t like

  • Not suitable for longer distances.

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#10 Conquest Scents Rutting Buck

  • Rating: 9/10
  • Price: $$
  • Size: 4 oz

If you would like a product similar to the Conquest Scents EverCalm but you would only like to target the buck, then you might want to look at the Conquest Scents Rutting Buck. This product is also in the same price class as the EverCalm.

Some of the features worth mentioning:

  1. Is packed with testosterone. If you want to attract the dominant male deer or so-called buck, you will need a lot of testosterone. Dominant bucks are usually the larger ones with the huge antlers and do not want other bucks snooping around in their territory.
  2. Will not make a mess. It is very easy to apply this product because it is in the form of a stick (the same type that uses deodorant that you smear under your arms). Other scents that are in a liquid form can cause a mess when not used properly.
  3. It is extremely easy to apply. This product can be applied the same way as that of the EverCalm. You can smear the scent onto your boots or you can mark trees with it. The video below also shows an effective way to use this with a dummy.

For me, this was one of my favorites. It was easy to use and will give you results if used correctly. It also hosts the same problem as that with the EverCalm such as the covered distance. Play video below to learn more about the Conquest Scents Rutting Buck.

What we liked

  • Will not create a mess.
  • Is packed with testosterone.
  • Is easy to apply.

What we didn’t like

  • The scent will not reach that long of a distances.

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Start by Comparing some of the Scents

Product NameSizeUsabilityPrice
1. Nationwide Scents (Top Pick)
8 oz
Scent cover & Deer attraction$$
2. Nose Jammer Spray (Least Expensive)8 ozOnly scent cover$
3. Tink’s Earth Cover Scent4 ozOnly scent cover$
4. Buck Stop Skunk Cover Scent1 ozOnly scent cover$
5. Buck Bomb6.65 ozScent cover & Deer attraction$
6. Buck Nut Deer Scents1.7 ozScent cover & Deer attraction$$$
7. Code Blue Buck N Does2 ozScent cover & Deer attraction$$
8. Hunter’s Specialties Scent Wafers1 ozOnly cover scent$
9. Conquest Scents EverCalm4 ozScent cover & Deer attraction$$
10. Conquest Scents Rutting Buck4 ozScent cover & Deer attraction$$

Final Take

Now that you have discovered which cover scents was the best, now I think that you are off to a great start.

However, if you still could not make up your mind, then I would highly recommend the Nationwide Scents as they where my favorite and also the best value for money.

Now it is your turn.

Leave a comment below and tell us which cover scent was your favorite. If you also though that I missed a scent that worked for you, then please inform us all by leaving the name in the comment section.

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