Hello all! Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, and today I’d like to talk to you about using predator scents to keep unwanted wildlife away. There are many ways to protect yourself from predators in the wild, from firearms to actual fire, but this is another case in which an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.


You can use a predator or other wildlife pest like a raccoon or opossum’s natural instincts against it by purchasing the urine of another animal to ward it away. These animals will smell that danger is near, and they will avoid your homestead or camp. There are plenty of sneaky predators who want to do damage to your property, and this is just one of many ways to keep them away.


Hunters have been using scents since the 19th century, when they would mask their own natural scent with smoke to fool wolves. Thanks to technological advances, today you can buy products that are specifically designed to use scent—either by using predator scents to scare pests away, or by using prey scents to attract predators.


Here are just a few of the animals you can keep away with predator scents:

  • Wolves
  • Deer
  • Rabbits
  • Bears
  • Coyotes
  • Bobcats
  • Rodents


You can use predator urine to protect your garden, your livestock, your chickens, and your pets, but these products need to be reapplied frequently if you want them to be their most effective. Predator scents come in granules, in liquid, and even in smoke form, so you may want to experiment and see which method brings you the most success.


Have you tried using predator urine to keep unwanted wildlife away from your homestead? Did you find that certain varieties were more or less effective? Let’s discuss it in the comments. Until next time, this is Rob Raskin, wishing you happy homesteading!