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#6395373 - 08/04/16 10:32 PM Odd Deer Attractants
carmackj1 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/16
Posts: 13
I was reading on a few other forums the other day about different attractants people have used. A couple that caught my eye were corn chips and grape kool-aid mix. The corn chips I can understand, but the grape kool-aid kind of threw me. They said you mix the powder with corn and place a pile on the ground. What I am wondering is if any of you have heard of this or tried it, and any other odd attractants you have heard of people using.

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#6395403 - 08/04/16 11:20 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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People seem to think if a deer is eating it, it's an amazing attractant. Regular corn would probably work just as well. There is a reason corn is the most popular attractant. It works.
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#6395535 - 08/05/16 07:33 AM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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I was fly fishing the Conejos River in Colorado. I left my backpack with a open bag of Fritos on the bank. At some point I turned around and a 6 point mulie was finishing off my Fritos. Then he followed me back to camp that evening and pestered me into giving him another bag!

I add a quart grape kool-aid in my deer feeder on occasion.
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#6395612 - 08/05/16 08:48 AM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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The house deer will eat anything from Taco shells, bread, cake. The list is long.

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#6395662 - 08/05/16 09:18 AM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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We had an old man that would hang an old transistor radio in a tree tuned to static at a medium volume. I guess the deer were curious and would come up to see what it was.
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#6395868 - 08/05/16 12:34 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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#6395963 - 08/05/16 02:14 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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Apple Jolly Ranchers.
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#6396171 - 08/05/16 05:52 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
Skipetex Offline
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Registered: 01/31/13
Posts: 101
Loc: Hughes Springs, Tx
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#6396444 - 08/05/16 09:56 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: HWY_MAN]
JJH Offline
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Why would anyone want to attract odd deer??

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#6396493 - 08/05/16 11:05 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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First thing, in the area you hunt what is typical food source, second don't use apple flavored corn if no apples in area - different smell third don't over think the process .

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#6396636 - 08/06/16 08:17 AM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: Dalee7892]
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
First thing, in the area you hunt what is typical food source, second don't use apple flavored corn if no apples in area - different smell third don't over think the process .


I don't know that I agree with only using Apple flavored corn if there are apples nearby. I feed corn, and there aren't cornfields near by.
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#6397858 - 08/07/16 01:36 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: carmackj1]
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Registered: 11/24/13
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Vanilla Extract
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#6397913 - 08/07/16 02:33 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: Bbear]
MClark Offline
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Registered: 10/09/15
Posts: 160
Loc: Arizona
Originally Posted By: Bbear
Vanilla Extract


I use vanilla. In Arizona we can't use bait, anything that can be eaten.
The deer will come in to the vanilla, I cut with water, put in a spray bottle and spray the bushes.
There are no vanilla vines in the desert but the deer like the smell.

Mark

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#6398027 - 08/07/16 04:38 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: Dry Fire]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Loc: bastrop county
Originally Posted By: Dry Fire
I was fly fishing the Conejos River in Colorado. I left my backpack with a open bag of Fritos on the bank. At some point I turned around and a 6 point mulie was finishing off my Fritos. Then he followed me back to camp that evening and pestered me into giving him another bag!

I add a quart grape kool-aid in my deer feeder on occasion.
worthless
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#6398028 - 08/07/16 04:39 PM Re: Odd Deer Attractants [Re: Dalee7892]
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Registered: 08/19/06
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
First thing, in the area you hunt what is typical food source, second don't use apple flavored corn if no apples in area - different smell third don't over think the process .
bingo
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