Sports writers going to the SHOT SHOW are always on the lookout for the next great device, the next better mousetrap. For writers in the hunting field this encompasses everything from 45 Caliber Air rifles, firearms, clothing, knives, vehicles, through trees stands and masking scents to chemicals that eliminate odors.
While indeed there were the 308 and 45 caliber air rifles that use high pressure gasses to propel bullets at upwards of 1100 feet per second, which are what they claim to be a great alternative to the conventional varmint gun. They do of course have the need for access to high pressure inert gasses, such that used for scuba diving or nitrogen, which of course is not a problem if you live on a coast, but in more remote places in the interior of the US might be more problematic, thereby eliminating them for the newest best mousetrap award for the 2016 Shot Show.
Naturally there were the usual array of tree stands, masking scents, firearms, many of the latter had the visitors from California irritated, simply because they are unavailable in that state.
There was the usual array of media personalities, from Lou Ferrigno and R. Lee Ermey (Gunny) to many of the action shooters and hunting program personalities with the typical long lines of folks wishing to get autographs.
One of the most effective demonstrations seen was that of a scent elimination product called SCENT KAPTURE which will be the subject of a further study and analysis by this writer in a future report. However, the demonstration given at the show was very effective. One of the two brothers who have developed this product sprayed liquid ammonia on to a piece of paper, asked the reviewer to be careful and take a whiff of it so they knew what was about to be eliminated, then sprayed their SCENT KAPTURE odor encapsulating product onto the paper and asked the reviewer to smell again. This product much to this reviewers surprise completely eliminated the ammonia odor. If indeed it can eliminate other odors (thinking of stinky hunters here) it is truly a remarkable product.
The SCENT KAPTURE product line includes the four following products which are available individually or as a bundle pack including all four products: a field spray for clothing and gear, a hair and body wash, a laundry detergent and a Super Charged Hand Scrub for use after the hunt or fishing or any other activity where you might have heavy odors on the hands. As described, this technology is not simply an odor masking technology, but rather encapsulating, where the chemical bonds to and encapsulates the odor rather than simply replacing an offensive odor with a more powerful yet less offensive to the nose.
This reviewer as stated, will be conducting a serious test of this product in the coming months and will report on the effectiveness of the product in real hunting situations and compared to other odor eliminating products, but at first flush this may be the best new mousetrap at the Shot Show, at least as far as hunting is concerned!
For more information on the SCENT KAPTURE product check here