March 14, 2012
Nose Jammer Scent Control: Gimmick or Game Changer? - 4
by Marc Alberto
With an almost endless supply of scent elimination products, cover scents, and attractants available today, we've basically seen it all. One manufacturer, however, has a new twist on the scent game. Fairchase Products has developed a brand new scent category called Jamming with the introduction of Nose Jammer -- an olfactory nerve overload system.
Nose Jammer is not an attractant and not a cover scent. Nose Jammer uses a mixture vanillin and other organic compounds that effectively jam, or overload, a big game animal's sense of smell. When the brain is trying to process more odor sensory information than it is capable of, the signal shuts off and will not restart until it has had time to cool off.
Just like an overly bright light can wash out a photographic image, Nose Jammer overwhelms the olfactory system and overpowers an animal's ability to detect and track human scent. Best of all, it does so without alarming the animal to danger.
The company claims that big game animals relax with the smell of Nose Jammer as it’s formula’s main ingredient, Vanillin, can be found in their natural habitat mainly in trees and shrubs. Vanillin is a wood by-product and is present in a wide variety of tree species found throughout North America, including Conifers, Oaks and Maple trees to name a few. The key is taking these natural compounds and delivering them at concentrated levels to overwhelm the sense of smell.
Fairchase Products also claims that studies have shown Vanillin reduces the startle-reflex in both humans and animals. This increases the effectiveness of Nose Jammer as it not only has the ability to overload a big game animal’s sense of smell, but it actually calms the animal’s startle-reflex and that’s a deadly combination.
According to founder and president of Fairchase Products, John Redmond, "Making yourself invisible to big game is your number one priority when hunting, but not by covering up your scent or trying to smell like a deer. The basic principle behind Nose Jammer is to blend in with the big game's environment by using compounds that are found in the trees and shrubs that they live in every day."
Depending on how and what you hunt, Nose Jammer is used differently. But, typically, you spray your boots on the way to your stand, then a dash at the base of the tree, spray the tree for 5 seconds when you are standing in it, and that will attach the jammer and create a cloud. When game animals get downwind, Nose Jammer is the first thing that touches their nose. When on a spot and stalk, spray your clothes and boots.
Nose Jammer comes in either a 6 oz. or a 2 oz. aerosol can making it easy to carry in any pack or pocket.