Assembly & Instructions2019-05-03T08:36:55-07:00

Assembly

This video explains the 5-minute assembly of the Scent by the Yard scent dispersal device.

Hunting Instructions

Remove from packaging and follow the scent line assembly instructions first, then see #2 below.

The very first thing you will need to do is prime the scent line. Make sure the tool reel is closed and snug tight. Then open the top cap and pour water into the tool housing until it is full. Let the water soak into the scent line for a minute or two and then dump the water out completely. Now open the reel and let the scent line dry out a little while until it is just barely damp. This only needs to be done once to the scent line and then you are good to go (remember how a shammy works.)

First, make sure the reel is in the tool housing and closed snugly. Remove top cap, pour 1 to 1.5 ounces of deer urine into the tool. Replace the top cap snugly and shake the device to equally coat the scent line. Give the urine adequate time to soak into the line. Shake and move the tool around so the urine can get to all the scent line. Doing this the night before you go hunting is preferable, but not mandatory. You only need enough urine to wet all the line, that should be about 1 to 1.5 ounces. Deer urine is expensive these days, so after shaking the tool and giving the urine adequate time to absorb into the scent line, check the bottom of the tool housing and see if excess urine is puddled at the bottom, if it is, slowly open the housing reel and pour the excess urine back into your urine bottle. (being outdoors while pouring the urine into the reel housing is recommended as to avoid spills in your house or vehicle).

When you arrive at your hunting stand, place one of the provided stakes into the ground at the base of your tree stand, ground blind, box blind, etc. Unscrew the reel and slide the reel out to the open position. Find the end of the scent line that has the swivel snap and attach it to the top ring of the stake. Now walk straight out in front of your hunting spot letting the line come off the reel until you reach the end of the scent line. Now detach the swivel snap from the reel and attach the end of the line to your second provided stake and place the stake into the ground. Make sure you have deployed the scent line in a straight line regardless of which direction you chose to deploy the line.

You have now deployed the line which acts like a giant scent wick spanning 40 yards and also doubles as a quick glance yardage estimating tool. Each orange marker is 10 yards apart giving you a total of 40 yards. (Scent by the Yard can be used as a 50 and 60-yard set-up also, see footnote below).

Now you are ready to hunt. You have just increased your odds by using Scent by the Yard!

Once in your stand, make sure to notice the orange yardage markers. Your first marker should be at the beginning of the line attached to the first stake. (right next to your stand) the second marker is set at 10 yards, the next marker is 20 yards, the next marker is 30 yards and your last marker is 40 yards. For example, if a deer walks up to smell the scent line and it is next to the 30-yard marker, you know to use your 30-yard sight pin/scope dot on your bow or crossbow. Obviously, if a deer walks in between the markers, you can take an educated guess on the distance by knowing which markers the deer is in between. Example: if the deer is halfway in between the 20-yard marker and the 30-yard marker, you know the deer is about 25 yards away so you can use the appropriate shooting sight pin/scope dot for that distance. Knowing the distance at a fast glance to where the deer is in comparison to the markers can seriously increase your odds of a good ethical kill shot. Using a rangefinder requires movement on a hunter’s part to operate the rangefinder, often the deer are close and catch that movement resulting in a lost opportunity. A rangefinder is another item to lug around with you and let’s hope the battery does not fail you at the crucial moment. To judge distance with Scent by the Yard, no movement is required, a quick glance at the markers is all you need to judge the distance. (sometimes low tech is better).

Once you are done hunting, simply detach the line from the first stake, then attach the line to the tools reel, now just reel in the scent line being careful to wind the line evenly on the reel. When you get to the second stake, simply detach the line from the second stake, slide the reel into the tool housing and close snuggly.

Deer urine can be added again as needed before your next hunt.

Setting Up For Longer Distances

50-Yard Setup

Follow the instructions as above for a 40-yard set-up. After you are done, now pick up the first stake and walk it out to the 10-yard marker and place the stake in the ground right next to the 10-yard marker. Now walk to the end of the line and pick up the 40-yard marker stake and walk it out farther taking up the slack keeping a straight line. Once you’re out of slack, place the stake in the ground and it will now be out to 50 yards from your hunting spot.

60-Yard Setup

Follow the instructions as above for a 40-yard set-up. After you are done, pick up the first stake and walk it out to the 20-yard marker and place the stake in the ground next to the 20-yard marker. Now walk to the end of the line and pick up the 40-yard marker stake and walk it out farther taking up the slack keeping a straight line. Once you’re out of slack, place the stake in the ground and it will now be out to 60 yards from your hunting spot. The 60-yard set-up can be a very good set-up because most bows and crossbows have their first sight pin or scope dot set up for 20 yards.  Since the first stake marker is set at 20 yards for a 60-yard set-up, the hunter knows to use the first sight pin or scope dot for a shot at any distance between them and the first marker.

60-Yard Setup Instructions

This video provides step-by-step instructions on how to setup for a 60-yard shot on a bow hunt. This setup shows the versatility and effectiveness of the Scent by the Yard device beyond the provided 40-yard markers.

Scent to bring them in, yardage to help make the shot, scent drag, kills three birds with one stone.

J. Seboldt

This is scent dispersal that goes way beyond anything else on the market!

B. Wetzler

Brings the deer in and then helps you make the shot……..a no-brainer.

R. Schutt

With only a limited number of days to hunt each year, I will be using Scent by the Yard to increase my odds of success!

G. Fausz

A great way to get more out of my deer urine dollars!

J. Call

Scent by the Yard, hunt smarter, not harder!

S. Barnes