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This recipe involves taking whatever you can (e.g. leaves, bark, pine needles, etc.) from the surrounding area that you hunt to make a cover scent. This is one of the best cover scents you can use as it is from actual plant material from your hunting area and it is really easy to make.

There are two methods I’ve used to make this and the first method is the most basic and works well with certain materials in your area that are more hearty and potent such as pine needles and pine bark.

  • First, you collect a small bag of three or more items from your area and place them in a large cooking pot. Add cold water until ingredients are completely submerged.
  • Second, place pot on high heat until water comes to a boil. When water begins to boil, turn down the heat to medium and let the water simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
  • Third, let the pot cool down and pour liquid through a strainer into preferably a spray bottle.

The second method is better for more delicate fragrant materials such as honey suckle, berries, and other softer materials and lighter scents.