Rut Hunting | Best Deer Scents for the Rut

While in the stand buried in late October rut action, Ben discusses some of the best deer scents for the rut, and how he uses them when hunting. By far the best scent to use during the pre-rut, rut, and post rut is doe estrus. This can be used for scent drags, downind scent streams, scrapes, scent wicks, and several other applications. As the rut peaks, bucks will continually be traveling during daylight through, between, and downwind of bedding areas and food sources. With this in mind, Ben likes to keep the scent up in the tree and fresh downwind of his stand. This acts as a deer attractant and a cover scent for meandering bucks.

Pic: This doe estrous scent is the finest estrus lure in the market!  Hot-N-Ready XXX is only collected during the absolute peak of the estrus cycle, when the doe is ready to stand and breed. These doe’s are so hot we had to give it a triple X rating.

To keep a downwind buck from catching human odor in the mix of the doe estrus, Ben uses the new Phaze Foam system from illusion hunting systems. A quick dowse in the foam eliminates odor on the skin.

Pic: PhaZe 3 Field Treatment is your last line of defense. Field Foam outperforms field sprays in 3 ways:

  • Entraps NEW Body Odors
  • Prevents Loss of Skin Cells
  • Non-Drifting Application

PhaZe Out your body odor in 3 simple steps and experience the next level of scent control this hunting season! For optimum results, use PhaZe 3 Field Foam in conjunction with the entire PhaZe system.