Before I move to Alaska I lived on the White Earth Indian Reservation in northwestern Minnesota. An Indian buddy and myself were in our hunting camp one fall when he told me we needed to hang our clothes over a smoky campfire to hide our human cent. The next day I shot the biggest whitetail buck of my life while sitting in my deer stand, a four by five deer that must have dressed up close to 220 pounds. He never told me where he learned this wisdom from, so I'm curious has anybody else ever done this sort of thing, or heard of anyone smoking their clothes to hide your human sent before a hunt?
I know when I was fire fighting in the lower 48 we would have elk come into our burn area area as we were mopping up, the very next day and be grubbing around in the ashes.