The “Scent Bomb”
Ok guys, here is something that I have often debated with other hunters/cameramen in the back country. It is regarding whether it is beneficial to remove your boots during the final stage of your stalks and completing your stalk in a pair of socks.
Personally, I like to keep my boots on for the entire stalk. I view taking boots off at this point in the stalk is pretty much like dropping a “scent bomb”.
I can say this, every stalk I have attempted while in socks, has resulted in failure. I am not saying it is because of the scent bomb effect, I am simply stating the facts. Every successful stalk I have done has been with my boots on!
I am curious to see what others may think regarding this subject.