Sam Ubl wrote: is there a serious belief around here that a shower doesn't eliminate some of the scent??
I never remember anyone saying that a shower doesn't eliminate some of your odor.
Sam Ubl wrote: . . What I'm saying is there are ways to mitigate the aroma between strong and less strong.
Less strong just doesn't work in hunting mature bucks IMO.
Sam Ubl wrote: What you have is a whole smorgisboard of stink - so if their not afraid of one smell, maybe it's one of the many others. Take a shower, eliminate the effect of a few of those and maybe you'll be less detectable... Just saying. Go into it with that mentality and it just may raise your confidence and help you stay on your game.
Then why don't you worry about the scent that your hunting clothes pick up in a public shower area and in your car?
Everyone has their own believes when it comes to scent and hunting. I believe that if you believe in scent control you should go all out and do everything possible to totally eliminate every scent or it makes no sense. In your example you traded your sweat and aftershave for every scented product used in the shower area by everyone else. What about the towel you use to dry off with? Is it yours? Was it washed in nice smelling detergent? Was it dried with smelly dryer sheets? In the end you should do what you think works for you. If you think a shower makes a difference in the end result then you should shower.