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Ozonics...great or gimmick??? I'll hang up and listen
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Been wondering about that myself. Hope to see some feedback. It's pretty pricey and so I'm not sure many have tried it.
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I like mine. I had a buck come in at 30 yards downwind. he tried to wind me, but didn't, so I was sold then. I have friends that swear by them no matter what. I find it works great with little wind(slight breeze),but when the wind picks up (10-15 mph) or starts to swirl, it doesn't work as well, because I've had them snort before. They do make a humming noise, it hasn't spooked a deer yet, but if its (Ozonics) right overhead, it's sometimes hard for me to hear that distant crunch sound of a deer walking. Overall, I give it a thumbs up. If you do buy, go ahead and get an extra battery with it.
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What's the maintenance like on it?
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None that I am aware of. Of course I keep it clean and dry. Swap the batteries after every hunt. Very simple to use.
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Thanks. I am by nature a gadget guy but throwing down $400 on this will sting. Especially if it is just a gimmick.
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I've never used one, but don't think I'd want spend 400 bucks on it. I will wash with scent free soap for a couple of days prior to my hunt, and wash my clothes in scent free soap, then hang them outside for a few hours and place in a scent proof bag. By doing this I've been able to sit on stand with deer downwind of me 20-30 yards without a problem.
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Been hunting in Illinois now for 5 years with different outfitters and just ran across a guy hunting at Campbell's Whitetails in IL. He swore by it and the way he explains it makes sense. Ozonics doesn't eleminate human scnet but mask it. The way he explained it in so many words is that a foul smelling odor on a molecular level is shaped differently than that of a natural or non-threatening odor to a deer. The molecule of a foul smelling odor is shaped sort of like a jack you played with as a child which sticks in the nose making it easy to smell and what ozonics does is mask that odor by blanketining it with carbon in turn making it smooth like a marble therefor making it a non-threatening or oderless molecule. If that helps any, I know thats the first thing he made sure was in his pack everyday and would not leave without it. I will have one this coming bow season for those hot days in central Mississippi.
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I don't have a Ozonics but I did buy an ozone or O3 generator for a fraction of the cost on sale when Atchafalaya outfitters had a huge sale a few years ago. This unit runs on 110 volts. It has a vinyl tube which pushes into a fitting which I installed on the side of a large rubber made container. I put all of my hunting clothes in the container before and after hunting. It has a built in timer and runs for about 30 minutes. I will even put my entire back pack in at times. Ozone kills bacteria and leaves a noticeable scent but like one of the other comments said it is a non threatening odor. If you google health hazards of Ozone you will find that it can be toxic and has numerous possible health effects but then again if you ever read the health effects of the chemical in a thermacell, you would go with Ozone. Using it the way that I do, I'm not breathing the Ozone but it does also has a deteriorating effect on fabrics. Ozone in the atmosphere is what causes rubber boots to dry rot or crack. I would think it would definitely work in a tree but I wouldn't want to be breathing it in for extended periods.
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