Managing Odor from the Shack to the Stand

Second stage of ScentLok’s Complete Odor Management begins as you head into the woods.

By Maynard Lee

MUSKEGON, Mich. (November 16, 2023) – When last we met, the truck was parked and outerwear being donned a stone’s throw away to avoid picking up whiffs of exhaust and city life. Prior to that, care was taken to banish scent with ScentLok 3X Shampoo and Conditioner3X Liquid Body Soap, and 4X Laundry Detergent – the pregame.

Now it’s Friday night lights on Saturday morning – gametime.

Face coverings not only provide camouflage, but also reduce odor produced by breath and facial hair.

You’re an odorless warrior. It’s predawn and there’s a generous half-mile slog to the glory stand. Not time to let your guard down. You did everything by the ScentLok book to this point. Carbon Alloy treatment is working its magic, but perspiration will soon be underway, brow to boots.

Whitetail geek and ScentLok Marketing Manager Steve Allie takes layering very seriously, especially when it comes to making your way to the stand. “A lot of hunters put on their complete outwear set before taking a step into the woods,” says Allie. “That’s a mistake. You’re going to sweat and produce unwanted odors and also make yourself colder when you get situated in the stand. Whenever possible, walk in wearing your base layer top and pack in your outerwear and layers to minimize perspiration.”

Beyond providing warmth, gloves provide additional scent control when touching trees, brush, and your stand.

To that, Allie suggests wearing gloves and try not to touch anything walking in. “You have the potential to leave scent on everything you touch,” he implores. “I even put a burst of ScentLok 4X Field Spray on my boots before making the trek.”

While the spray is out, he also mists the inside of his hat to kill odor, as human hair traps scent like none other. In fact, most human odors come from the face and head. “Beards are stinky,” he quips, recommending that you put on a facemask instantly, long before settling in the stand or saddle.

Freakish about scent, Allie goes further. “I use a field foam to treat my face and neck.” His choice is Illusion Phaze, which helps eliminate new sweat and bacteria acquired during travel.

What about gear like the bow? Allie treats them as well. “I spray down my bow, arrows, phone, and glasses with OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer. Basically, anything you bring into the field from normal life needs to be treated. I use the OZ NFuse on items that you don’t want residue such as your bow, phone and other things you handle.”

Use OZ NFuse Ozone Spray on your bow and other items like smartphone, binoculars, and glasses.

A Few Parting Tips

Again, taking whitetail hunting as serious as life and death, Allie is highly strategic about entering and exiting the woods. “Have multiple entry and exist points from your stand based on the wind,” he says. “You always want to be walking into the wind, or at least quartering against it. And it might sound elementary but steer clear of your shooting area, too. Again, it’s about not getting detected.”

Allie goes on to say exiting is equally as important. “You for sure don’t want wind blowing into known bedding areas. That can really disrupt their behavior and ruin the next day’s hunt.”


ScentLok 4X Field Spray is specifically formulated and proven to be deadly in the whitetail woods. Developed from over 30 years of advanced molecular science, its Liquid Alloy™ technology adsorbs, prevents, neutralizes, and destroys odors for 4X more scent control protection than ever before. Spray down your boots, bow, rangefinders, and even your dryer before reactivating your ScentLok garments to neutralize unwanted odors


  • Liquid Alloy™ technology adsorbs, prevents, neutralizes, and destroys odors
  • 360-degree sprayer works from any angle
  • Adjustable spray nozzle stream, spray, and off settings available
  • Neutralize unwanted odors by spraying down dryer before reactivating ScentLok garments
  • Made in the USA

MSRP $7.99 (12 oz.) and $12.99 (32 oz.)


The OZ NFuse Ozone Sprayer transforms tap water into a powerful, effective, and highly economical means of destroying odor-causing bacteria – deodorizing virtually any surface or area and reducing odor-causing bacteria by up to 99% in minutes!


  • Ozone technology destroys odor-causing bacteria
  • InfiniCote 360™ nozzle design creates an ultra-fine mist for maximum coverage and performance
  • One button design turns water into ozonized water in 90 seconds!
  • Unlimited refills using tap water
  • Rechargeable with included a micro USB charger for repeated use

MSRP $129.99


Nexus Outdoors, headquartered in Muskegon, MI, USA, is a leading worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of performance, hunting and casual odor-controlling apparel, footwear and equipment under the ScentLok Technologies®, OZ®, Blocker Outdoors®, Whitewater and Tree Spider® brands. It also owns American Range Systems, manufacturer and distributor of the world’s strongest and safest bullet traps. Nexus Outdoors is the only company with access to all scent-controlling technologies, including their patented Carbon Alloy™ and Cold Fusion Catalyst™ technologies, which provide superior success in the field. ScentLok and Blocker Outdoors are pioneers in the hunting industry, which many credit with creating a market focused on superior scent control to get closer to big game.


Jim Edlund

Traditions Media, LLC



Steve Allie

Nexus Outdoors