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How Long Does a ScentBlaster Wick Really Last?

ScentBlaster Wicking System

Lonnie Morgan – Outdoor Lens Media, Cameraman, Photographer, and Field Producer/Co-Host of Breaking Wild TV – did some in depth testing of his new ScentBlaster. We’ll be following along on his three part test of the ScentBlaster… Follow along to see him put his ScentBlaster through it’s paces! First up, the Scentblaster Wick.

 

Test #1: How Long Does a ScentBlaster Wick Really Last?

 

For those of you new to this product, ScentBlaster expands on the basic concept of hunting with scent. Instead of hanging a wick in a tree to attract prey or conceal your scent, the ScentBlaster unit takes care of it all. The unit comes with a ScentContainer to hold your favorite scent, super absorbent ScentBlaster wick to get that scent out, and a motor to blow scent out on windless days.

 

So the question is, how long does the ScentBlaster wick really last?

 

This led me to the first part of the test, to determine how quickly the ScentBlaster wick absorbs scent.

I filled the scent container with a special deer attracting liquid and placed the ScentBlaster wick in the container at a depth of a 1/4 of an inch. Then I took pictures every 15 seconds to document the absorption rate of a ScentBlaster wick.

The following pics show the absorption rate of the ScentBlaster wick.

Picture Series 1: The absorption test:

Super absorbent ScentBlaster Wick in ScentContainer after 15 seconds

Scent absorbed halfway up the ScentBlaster wick.

Super Absorbent ScentBlaster Wick after 30 seconds in the ScentContainer.

Scent absorbed to the top of the ScentBlaster Wick.

Super Absorbent ScentBlaster Wick after 45 seconds in the ScentContainer.

Continuing to darken as the wick absorbs more scent from the ScentContainer.

Super Absorbent ScentBlaster Wick after 60 seconds in the ScentContainer is totally saturated.

The ScentBlasterWick is fully saturated.

 

Within one minute, the ScentBlaster wick is fully saturated. So, OK, wow pretty impressed so far. This leads me to part 2 of the test…

 

How long does the wick actually stay wet?

 

I placed the ScentBlaster unit outside with the fan running. We will check the wick in 16 hours to see how it’s doing.

 

Picture 2: The Wet Test

Super absorbent ScentBlaster Wick after 16 hours in the ScentContainer is still wet and fully saturated.

Take a look at the scent I can squeeze out of the ScentBlaster Wick

It’s been 16 hours since I placed the Scentblaster scent wick only a 1/4 inch into the scent container. It fully saturated itself in only 60 seconds and after 16 hours I’m still able to squeeze out the whole amount of scent. That’s more than impressive. Even more impressive, I touched the bottom of the wick to the scent I squeezed out, and it sucked it right back into it without leaving a drop.

 

I will continue to let this wick sit and check it each day for wetness until it dries.

 

Picture Series 3: New Deer Updates

Irresistible to deers! ScentBlaster took a beating but is still up and running.

We’re 30 hours in and unfortunately I’ve got to restart the test! I guess the Scentblaster works so great the deer just couldn’t help themselves, they decided to knock it down and ate the ScentBlaster wick! And it doesn’t stop there. I thought to myself, “that’s cool though, I have it on camera!” NOPE!!! A corrupted SD card failed and I have nothing…. On a positive note, the ScentBlaster can survive a deer attack! It’s not broken, just a little dirty and the motor is still running strong after 30 continuous hours of operation. Soon as the storm passes I’ll refill the scent and put a new wick on and try again.

OK- redo of the test! I checked the wick after 7 days, still wet!!! I topped off the scent in the ScentContainer and it’s ready to go for another week! It’s gonna be a game changer on my hunts this fall.

Super absorbent ScentBlaster wick after 7 days

After 7 days and the wick is still this saturated! I topped it off again and ScentBlaster’s ready to go for another week.

Last question, how does it compare to other wicks on the market?

I don’t know about you all, but I find traditional wicks to dry out within an hour on a bad day. So I’m looking at a product with up to 25x the lasting power.

 

Conclusion:

The ScentBlaster wick clearly wicks up scent better and faster than any other wick on the market. Even with deer interference, it’s clear the ScentBlaster wick keeps it wet enough to really attract deer over days, even a week! Lastly it clearly outperforms other wicks on the market, which dry out within hours.

 

Seems like a no-brained choice to me.

 

Up next:

 

Test #2: ScentBlaster: What Kind of Battery Life Are We Really Talking About Here??

 

Keep up to date, join our Facebook group ScentBlaster Nation!

 

Take A Look: New ScentBlaster Pro Kit

Scentblaster™ the Ultimate Wicking System, Whitetail deer
July 27th, 2018

 

We at ScentBlaster, are excited to release the ScentBlaster Pro Kit, a value pack that includes everything you need to get started with ScentBlaster this fall.

The ScentBlaster Pro Kit:

A new additional of the ScentBlaster Pro Kit to our product line includes everything you need to harness the power of ScentBlaster in the field. In addition to a ScentBlaster unit, we’re including a 6-pack of ScentBlaster Wicks and an additional ScentContainer.

 

 

ScentBlaster Pro Kit, ScentBlaster, ScentBlasterWick 6-pack, ScentContainer™Our special wicks absorb scent better than any other wick on the market…

While most wicks will dry out in a few hours, our ScentBlasterWick absorbs scent continuously from the two ounce reservoir, and stays wet for seven or more days depending on weather conditions.

 

 

ScentBlaster Produces Scent 25X Longer Than Other Methods…

In addition to our special wicks, the ScentContainers allow you to produce scent for your entire hunt without having to get out and re-soak the wick. Our scent doesn’t decline in thefirst 7 days, and you can quickly swap out ScentContainers to switch between your favorite scents. No more washing required to prevent cross contamination AND a full bottle of scent can be stored for later with no risk of spillage.

Lastly…

A small, silent fan produces constant airflow over the wick for improved scent distribution on those windless days.

If you’re looking to add ScentBlaster to your hunting arsenal this fall, this is the perfect package to get you started.

Want to read more about ScentBlaster? Check out our Facebook page to see what’s cooking with other hunters using ScentBlaster. More interested in pictures? Success stories are for you. Or maybe you’d like a recipe to cook up after your hunt, check out our favorites here.

 

ScentBlaster Welcomes Providence Marketing Group to the Team!

April 19th, 2018

ScentBlaster: Joining forces with Providence Marketing Group…

 

Heron Outdoors, the maker of the highly effective hunting tool ScentBlaster, is pleased to announce their collaboration with Providence Marketing Group.

ScentBlaster is a new product in the hunting industry, introduced just last summer at the Texas Trophy Hunters Extravaganzas. As such, we will utilized PMG’s strong public relations background and tactical advertising to help get the word out to hunters about our great product.

Exciting things on the Horizon

“We’re very eager to begin work with Providence Marketing Group,” stated Heath Hardwick, President of ScentBlaster. “We feel that we have a product that meets a specific need for hunters like nothing else on the market. When we combine that with PMG’s expertise in marketing and public relations, the sky’s the limit.”

More About Providence Marketing Group

As a marketing group, PMG has helped many hunting brands come to prominence. They bring a deep knowledge of the outdoor industry to media planning and strategic planning. President of PMG, Jeff Bergmann, is looking forward to partnering with Heron Outdoors. “They have come up with a product that can help any big game hunter increase their effectiveness and success in the field, and we look forward to growing with them.”

We here at Heron Outdoors and ScentBlaster are excited to reach more hunters out there with PMG. We can’t wait to help any and every hunter attract more game to the kill zone!

 

Join in our discussion with our Facebook group!
In addition to meeting other hunters around the country, gather up some tips and tricks for using ScentBlaster. Maybe a recommendation for a scent that works particularly well in your neck of the woods, or even enter a giveaway or two to score a free ScentBlaster!

The Official Hunting Scent Dispenser for ArmyBuckHunters!

ScentBlaster: The Official Hunting Scent Dispenser for ArmyBuckHunters!

ScentBlaster & ArmyBuckHunters Join Forces

We at ScentBlaster are excited to partner with ArmyBuckHunters (ABH) as their official hunting scent dispenser. Together with ArmyBassAnglers and ArmyRedfishAnglers, ArmyBuckHunters makes up one of the largest Veterans Organizations. Their mission is to SUPPORT.DEFEND.FISH & HUNT.

More About ABH…

ABH is involved in major charity events across the country dedicated to supporting fellow service members in the outdoors. They use their ability to hunt and fish nationwide to raise awareness and aid noteworthy charitable causes. These include Folds of Honor, Returning Heroes Home, Heroes on the Water, and Warrior Canine Connection.

The ABH family is comprised mostly of active duty soldiers. They have the responsibility to defend the nation and American interests around the world. But, as CEO Cody Roberson points out, this can make it difficult for active duty soldiers to support charitable events. So, they apply their “take care of each other” military mentality to a battle buddy system. If one member is unable to support the charitable mission, the other buddy “rucks up” and carries the load for both of them.

Last on ArmyBuckHunter’s list of ‘priorities of fire’ is HUNT & FISH. Their members hunt and fish all across the country. At the same time, they utilize these outdoor opportunities to promote the Task Force Non-Profits (while carrying the torch as ambassadors for their corporate partners). We at Heron Outdoors headquarters were excited to enter into a multi-year agreement as the exclusive and official Scent Dispenser for ArmyBuckHunters!

ScentBlaster: the Official Hunting Scent Dispenser and Weapon of Choice

ScentBlaster’s wicking system is the official Weapon of Choice for ArmyBuckHunters. ScentBlaster is a scent dispenser that helps hunters get more scent out and attract more game in the kill zone. As Roberson said, “We couldn’t be more excited, this relationship must have been divine intervention. The management, the product development, the company location, and the owner’s backgrounds; you name it, it was truly ‘stars aligned.’ We can’t wait to get this product into the hands of thousands of Service Members across the country. Let the fun begin — HOOAH!”

We couldn’t agree more, thanks for welcoming us to the ABH family!

 

Find out more about ArmyBuckHunters mission here.

What is the Best Food Deer Attractant Scent? with Cable Smith, host of the Lone Star Outdoor Show

Closeup of Deer, Attracted by Food Scent

Cable Smith, the host of Lone Star Outdoor Show, shares his favorite food deer attractant scent!

Food Scent: The Cherry Versus Grape Debate

 

Vanilla is a food scent choice that’s hard to beat for hunters from Kansas all the way down south in Texas. However, people have their opinions about what will give you the edge in the field. Do you stick with the fancy vanilla extract, or opt for imitation, or even cross the border to pick up some Mexican vanilla extract on the cheap? The debate rages on, especially when you add other food scents to the party: grape, cherry, or even apple make the mix.

Don’t panic if you’re less handy in the kitchen or are busy setting up your deer stand to run to the grocery store – Cable likes to use Deer Under the Influence or DUI liquid food scent in Cherry Vanilla by ScentBlocker (easy online ordering too!). For a do it yourself option, Cable suggests going back to your childhood (or raiding the family kitchen) for the secret ingredient: Kool-Aid.

Are you a grape Kool-Aid or cherry Kool-Aid believer? Or is there another favorite food scent? Let us know below!

 

Cherry Vanilla Food Scent Recipe

Makes enough for four ScentBlaster refills, or 240+ hrs of scent.

Ingredients

  • one bottle of vanilla extract, 8 oz.
  • 1/2 packet of cherry Kool-Aid

Preparation

  1. Mix together with a couple tablespoons of water until the Kool-Aid dissolves.
  2. Add 2 oz. to your ScentBlaster reservoir.
  3. Save your refills in a resealable container for your next hunt.

Whatever your favorite food scent, white-tailed deer can never get enough of that sweet smell. It’s a great way to attract them to your desired hunting area, especially in combination with other natural deer scents. Need more tips? Check out some of our favorite posts from Cable Smith and Royce Carnley for how to best use scents to up your hunting game.

Cable Smith is a compensated spokesman for ScentBlaster but not for any of the scents mentioned. All opinions are his own and are not influenced by the company or the compensation received. Click to learn more about Cable Smith and LoneStar Outdoors.

How to Use Vanilla Grape Scent to Nail a Trophy Buck – Part 2

Vanilla Scent from Vanilla Beans

Part 2: Success with Scents


Recipes and More

I wanted to share with you my personal recipes and favorite combinations of scents. We’ve already talked about how to set yourself up for success with scents in Part 1, now we’ll get into the nitty gritty details, including my favorite vanilla grape scent.

In pre-rut, I like to mix up my favorite food scents to attract deer in the ScentBlaster. I know a lot of folks like to use a cherry vanilla scent, but I was inspired by C’Mere Deer’s food scent, which always smelled more like vanilla and grape Kool-Aid to me. I know a lot of guys that will use some cheaper vanilla extract they pick up in Mexico too.

 

Vanilla Grape Scent

Makes enough for four ScentBlaster refills, or 240+ hours of scent dispersal.

Ingredients

1 bottle McCormick Baker’s Imitation Vanilla Flavor (8 oz)
1/2  packet of grape Kool-Aid

 

Directions

1. Mix vanilla, grape kool-aid powder, and a couple tablespoons of water to dissolve.
2. Add 2 oz. to ScentBlaster.
3. Store the rest in a resealable container for your next hunt.

 

This is perfect in October along with Buck Bomb. If you’re trying to attract does, use Buck Bomb’s Doe “P” attractant scents. If you’re looking for does and bucks, try Ambush or Dominant Buck. Some does don’t like the Dominant Buck, so be aware of that, but they are always curious about Doe “P.”

If you’re a bow hunter, I’ll sometimes keep using my vanilla grape scent in my ScentBlaster throughout rut. I left one of my hunter’s in a ground blind last year. When I came to pick him up after his trophy deer, there were two other big bucks walking around.

I’m not endorsed by Buck Bomb, but I’ll stake my reputation as a hunter that the Buck Bomb makes great scents. My hunters and I have had nothing but success with it, and if you can apply it the way I’ve taught you, I’m sure you’ll nail that trophy buck!

Disclaimer: I was provided free ScentBlaster products to evaluate with no obligation to provide a product review or anything else  in return. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company.

About Royce Carnley

Royce Carnley has been an outfitter and guide with Mesquite Tree Ranch since 2014. He started hunting as a toddler with his dad and for the past 19 years, has guided and helped other hunters. Royce is passionate about the “setup” and location of hunting stands and he takes pride in providing the best hunting experience possible for his hunters.
www.facebook.com/royce.carnley  contact: 817-757-3459

About Mesquite Tree Ranch

Mesquite Tree Ranch is for hunters who enjoy the serenity of nature and hunting wildlife in their natural state. Mesquite Tree Ranch covers approximately 9,000 acres containing a variety of wildlife and game including hogs, dove, quail, Rio Grande turkeys, Javalina, bobcats, coyotes, and whitetail deer. Hunters enjoy unobstructed views of the unique South Texas landscape and stunning sunrises/sunsets from both the ranch accommodations and the 14 deer blinds. South Texas hunting at its finest! www.mesquitetreeranch.com

 

Part 1: How to Use Scents to Nail a Trophy Buck

5 Best Hunting Attractant Scents

We asked Cable Smith, host of the Lone Star Outdoor Show, “What are your 5 favorite hunting attractant scents to use in a ScentBlaster?”

Hunting Attractant Scents

Obviously, scent depends on what you’re hunting. Bucks and does put off certain scents leading up to breeding season (more detail on that later!), but that’s not always a concern for other animals. If you want to lure in a feral hog, they breed year-round so I can use one scent in my ScentBlaster. My favorite hog attractant is Hog Under the Influence of Cinnahog scent from ScentBlocker (they also make a great bear attractant, Bear Under the Influence in Bearie Cherrie scent).

Deer Scents

Now let’s get into deer scents. In early season when bucks are still running in bachelor groups, hold off on using doe in heat or buck tarsal gland scents. These scents won’t smell natural to a deer until we get closer to rut. Instead, get a sweet attractant to disperse in your ScentBlaster, something a deer would want to eat, not mate or fight with. I use a food-based lure, like vanilla or fruit scents. My personal favorite is cherry vanilla scent, something like Deer Under the Influence, also from ScentBlocker which comes in cherry vanilla or apple vanilla scents.

Come October, bucks start sparring and thinking about rut, which means it’s time to switch to a deer-based scent. Start putting tarsal gland scent or doe urine in your ScentBlaster to get their interest. Tink’s #69 Doe in Rut Buck Lure would be my go-to scent. As we approach rut or are in full on the rut, buck urine is a good option as well. Don’t forget, pre-rut is also the perfect time to make a mock scrape to increase your hunting success. Put a scrape scent like Tink’s Power Scrape in your ScentBlaster and hang your ScentBlaster above the mock scrape to build up interest in the site and create better hunting opportunities.

While each hunter has his favorite brand, what’s most important is to have your scent match the hunting conditions. Bone Collector says it well – “The key is using the right scent at the right time.”

Read more of Cable Smith’s deer hunting tips here.

Cable Smith is a compensated spokesman for ScentBlaster but not for any of the scents mentioned. All opinions are his own and are not influenced by the company or the compensation received. 

 

Lone Star Beer Venison Chili Recipe

Beer Venison Chili

If you’re looking for a new chili recipe, we’ve got just the right twist on venison chili for you, straight from the kitchen of Cable Smith, host of the Lone Star Outdoor Show.

With an estimated three to four million plus white-tailed deer living in the Lone Star State, venison is one of the most popular wild game meats, and also the most delicious. Since it is a lean red meat, venison does have a tendency for toughness when overcooked. Avoid this by creating a ground venison chili, with the added bonus that it’s a healthier substitute for beef.

Lone Star Beer Venison Chili 

Ingredients

3-4 pounds ground venison
1 white onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 jalapeños, sliced
1 can (15 ounces) of Rotel diced tomatoes
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons Heinz 57 Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons chili powder to taste
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 1/2 bottles (or cans) of Lone Star Beer

 

Preparation

1. Brown venison in skillet with olive oil.
2. Combine browned venison with one bottle of beer and all other ingredients in a crockpot.
3. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours. After 3 hours add 1/2 bottle of beer.
4. Periodically taste the chili and add additional chili powder to suit your taste.
5. Serve with diced onions, shredded cheese, cilantro and Fritos or saltine crackers. Optional: crack open some cold Lone Star Beer and enjoy!
Need hunting tips to attract more game? Check out Cable Smith’s 5 Best Hunting Attractant Scents. Read more about Cable here.

 

How to Use Scents to Nail a Trophy Buck – Part 1

Use deer hunting scents to land a buck like the Three Trophy Buck Mounts in the lodge shown here

Part 1: Do Deer Hunting Scents Scents Really Work? Here’s how to use scents to nail a trophy buck

Are they a gimmick? Do they really work? These are common questions I get from hunters and the answer is, it depends! It depends on how you apply it, what type of products you use, and when you use them. The key, and I’ll say this over and over, is in the application. With correct application, scents can condition deer and hopefully a trophy buck, to regularly visit your preferred hunting spots and keep them from worrying too much about your presence. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir for a lot of you, but for those hunters who haven’t tried scents, here’s my recipe for success on the ranch:

1. Apply hunting scent overnight or for consecutive days before you hunt.

If you’ve been using those little orange wicks as I had in the past, they either dry out before your hunt is over, or the deer need to already be in the area for them to smell it. Several years ago in Kansas, my first experience with Buck Bomb changed my mind. I put the aerosol can out in a pretty big sized bush for the two mornings in a row. When I went out to hunt on the third morning, that bush was completely torn apart. Thirty minutes later, I ended up shooting the biggest buck I’d ever seen in Kansas. Not only did the scent work, but I finally understood the key was the application!

2. Use a combination of attractant and cover scents.

So now that you’re applying scent in advance, you’ve got to choose the right scents at the right time of year. I put out two scents – a cover scent with the Buck Bomb, and an attractant scent in a new product out this year, ScentBlaster™. At the ranch in South Texas our bucks will stay in bachelor groups until the first or second week of December, so I’ll use Buck Bomb’s Ambush, and I’ll fill the ScentBlaster with my favorite food scent (recipe up next!). ScentBlaster will last for 60+ hours without refills, and Buck Bomb for at least 24 hours, so you’ve got plenty of scent out when hunters aren’t around. I’ve even found it helpful to get nocturnal deer out in daylight.

3. Use the right deer hunting scent for the right time of year.

We’ve covered how to apply scents during pre-rut stage. What to do when you finally see those bucks break out of their bachelor groups? Those bucks are now covering more ground and are less predictable, so it’s even better to have scents out for longer. I’ll tag team with Buck Bomb’s Doe in Estrus in the can and either Dominant Buck or Forehead Gland in the ScentBlaster.

I’m not endorsed by Buck Bomb, but I’ll stake my reputation as a hunter that the Buck Bomb is a great scent, my hunters and I have had nothing but success with it and if you can apply it the way I’ve taught you, I’m sure you’ll nail that trophy buck!

Read more Royce’s recipes for success

Disclaimer: I was provided free ScentBlaster products to evaluate with no obligation to provide a product review or anything else  in return. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company.

About Royce Carnley

Royce Carnley has been an outfitter and guide with Mesquite Tree Ranch since 2014. He started hunting as a toddler with his dad and for the past 19 years, has guided and helped other hunters. Royce is passionate about the “setup” and location of hunting stands and he takes pride in providing the best hunting experience possible for his hunters.
www.facebook.com/royce.carnley  contact: 817-757-3459

About Mesquite Tree Ranch

Mesquite Tree Ranch is for hunters who enjoy the serenity of nature and hunting wildlife in their natural state. Mesquite Tree Ranch covers approximately 9,000 acres containing a variety of wildlife and game including hogs, dove, quail, Rio Grande turkeys, Javalina, bobcats, coyotes, and whitetail deer. Hunters enjoy unobstructed views of the unique South Texas landscape and stunning sunrises/sunsets from both the ranch accommodations and the 14 deer blinds. South Texas hunting at its finest! www.mesquitetreeranch.com