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Vanilla Extract #5348859 10/08/14 07:35 PM
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I have never in my life heard this but snooping around on the Texas Bow Hunter forum people swear by vanilla extract as a cover scent and attractant. Any of yall have experience with this?

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I like the vanilla buck bomb but I think all the Texas Bow Hunter guys bought it all.


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Very hard for me to imagine deer that have never smelled vanilla not being spooked by it, but who knows?

Vanilla will cover scent. That is fact. You can pour a teaspoon in a paint can before you mix it and it'll go a long ways in hiding the smell.

I just do trust any new smell, especially one as powerful as vanilla.

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They are curious animals and the sweet smell draws them in to take a look.


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A buddy of mine has always used real vanilla for drawing in deer.
He swears by it but only uses the real stuff, not the extract flavoring.

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I have also heard this, if you do use it do not use much, it is very pungent.


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I was thinking about putting a little in some hand corn and toss it out after my hunt to see if activity changes any. Just out of curiosity really.

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I've been using pure vanilla extract for 5 years. It is a 'cover scent', not an attractant. I've had deer walk directly under my stand sniffing and never got busted as long as I'm still.

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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I have also heard this, if you do use it do not use much, it is very pungent.


ssstings the nostrils...


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If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.
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While your over on the green screen tell them that their random question to reset a password is just dumb.

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While your over on the green screen tell them that their random question to reset a password is just dumb.


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I usually only go there bc they got a long going thread of Ft Hood hunters. That's litterally the only thing I comment on.

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I have also heard this, if you do use it do not use much, it is very pungent.


ssstings the nostrils...


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If I send my neighbors a text and ask them to give me feedback on my lawn and plant rye into a giant dong pattern, I'm probably going to get some less than positive feedback. Same goes here.
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If you ever smell white oak acorn scent, smells a lot like vanilla extract, that may be the connection.
I focus on my outer wear, I like to keep my outer wear in a cooler or plastic bag with crushed up acorns, pine bows, dirt, anything I pick up around my stand and a fine dusting of acorn rage.
Some guys I know will drop a little doe urine in there with their hunting clothes, I have not gone that far, they all harvest deer every year, but so do I, minus the piss odor.

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Originally Posted By: jshouse
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Originally Posted By: Gone to Texas
I have also heard this, if you do use it do not use much, it is very pungent.


ssstings the nostrils...


Sex panther...60% of the time, It works EVERY time...





I can quote myself and finish my own lines cuz nobody here has humor.


I'll be honest, that just smells like straight gasoline.


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Years ago I recall someone selling a cover sent that was vanilla extract based. So I guess folks believe it works.

As an aside, I once hunted in Alabama (about 20 yrs ago) and the guide sprayed turpentine on his boots an swore by it as a cover scent...that was a first for me.

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Everything in hunting is the next big thing till people realize it doesn't work LOL. Ive fell for a couple of those gimmicks.

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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
I usually only go there bc they got a long going thread of Ft Hood hunters. That's litterally the only thing I comment on.


I don't post much over there but do scan it a good bit... now im knockin at the door and no one is letting me in.... I gave up on trying lol and im not about to re register

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I have had some of the old school hog trappers tell me they use real vanilla in their hog traps. They swear by it but never anything on deer hunting.


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It's the same as those gallons of Swamp Donkey, apple syrup, etc. If it's sweet and (most have a corn syrup dirivative) smells good, it might work. I mix corn syrup, molasses, vanilla and salt and make a pretty good concoction. I've had deer on a line with immitation vanilla....line 'me up like a feeding trough. Vanilla also kills vegetation....ahem, discovered that after I sprayed a shrub.

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I used it after my buddy Novemberyet let me in on the secret. Every time I fill feeders, check cameras, or go hunting I spray it all around. It's cheaper than any of that other crap and it smells strong. I put it in a spray bottle and just spray away when I'm out. I start spraying it around June/July when I start feeding. I even sprayed the corn that I hand toss. I have had deer down wind of me and never spook. I will say this though my deer aren't pressured. I keep a spray bottle in each blind, one in my back pack and one in my truck. Makes your truck smell purdy too!

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Originally Posted By: SapperTitan
Everything in hunting is the next big thing till people realize it doesn't work LOL. Ive fell for a couple of those gimmicks.
Vanilla, don't knock it till you tried it.
I've used it for years. Mostly when I hunt a new spot. Like when I get drawn on a TPWD hunt where I only have a couple days to hunt it. I find a "promising" spot, and slosh a bottle out. Before the hunt is up, I'm covered up in deer.
If you want to try your own experiment, mix vanilla with water in a spray bottle. Put out some hand corn in 2 places. Spray one with the vanilla. Put a camera up and see which pile the deer will eat first.
I'm going to be doing a experiment with a thermacell in the next few weeks.

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Everything in hunting is the next big thing till people realize it doesn't work LOL. Ive fell for a couple of those gimmicks.
Vanilla, don't knock it till you tried it.
I've used it for years. Mostly when I hunt a new spot. Like when I get drawn on a TPWD hunt where I only have a couple days to hunt it. I find a "promising" spot, and slosh a bottle out. Before the hunt is up, I'm covered up in deer.
If you want to try your own experiment, mix vanilla with water in a spray bottle. Put out some hand corn in 2 places. Spray one with the vanilla. Put a camera up and see which pile the deer will eat first.
I'm going to be doing a experiment with a thermacell in the next few weeks.


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Everything in hunting is the next big thing till people realize it doesn't work LOL. Ive fell for a couple of those gimmicks.
Vanilla, don't knock it till you tried it.
I've used it for years. Mostly when I hunt a new spot. Like when I get drawn on a TPWD hunt where I only have a couple days to hunt it. I find a "promising" spot, and slosh a bottle out. Before the hunt is up, I'm covered up in deer.
If you want to try your own experiment, mix vanilla with water in a spray bottle. Put out some hand corn in 2 places. Spray one with the vanilla. Put a camera up and see which pile the deer will eat first.
I'm going to be doing a experiment with a thermacell in the next few weeks.


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You never tried either , huh??

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It works....used it for years...ex FIL turned me on to it.

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