As I climbed in my stand yesterday afternoon, with a nice 10 mph South East Wind, I starting sweating out the nervousness in me. I had Ozonics HR200 in my bag, but wasn’t sure how well it was going to work for me since I had been busted the last 3 hunts I have had. I was willing to try anything…
Here is how Ozonics is supposed to work, according to their website (click link for video):
“Ozonics transforms oxygen molecules into ozone molecules and, with a silent fan, projects them downwind out over your scent zone where these unstable molecules bond with your scent molecules, rendering them unrecognizable to deer and other scent-savvy game.”
I started getting set up the moment I sat down and pulled the little brown box from my bag and sat it on the hooks where I hang my gear. It was simple to use, just a push of a button and it came on and began blowing a crisp, clean smell through the air that reminded me of my older modeled Ionic Breeze Air Purifier I bought at Sharper Image over 10 years ago. There were 4 different modes to use, and since I smell so bad and get busted all the time, I used the strongest mode (aka: Boost Mode). It made a little humming noise that was kind of relaxing and almost put me to sleep a time or two, which is probably a bad this when you are 25 feet up in the air.
I sat and waited, full of discouragement, thinking I had already been busted. Not long after feeling that way, 3 doe came to me! The crazy thing was, they showed up from down wind of me and came with-in 10 yards of my tree I was sitting in. I got a little jumpy, grabbing my bow, preparing for the shot. I believe the Ozonics was doing its job! I still am a little curious if it does it’s job in a strong wind because I can’t see how it would work, but supposedly does so I can not discredit it at all.
Did I get a shot off? Nope! As I waited patiently, they never stepped foot into a shooting lane and stayed down wind of me for 15 minutes or so. This is the first time this year I have not been caught!
As the light dimmed and the moon came up I began packing up my things. I noticed something that was pretty neat in the process… a purple light coming from inside the Ozonics that reminded me of a blacklight. It just caught my eye! Overall, I would say the Ozonics was a nice addition to my bow hunting gear. And for all you bow hunters who are afraid of heights, there is a ground blind mode!
The number one thing people wonder about when it comes to Ozonics: Is it worth the price of $400? If you are an avid bow hunter, then I say yes!