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best attractant #7568036 07/30/19 08:25 PM
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I have found the best attractant .....better than food...better than most attractants found at sports stores. ....WATER!!!! all the bucks and does drink the water I bring water in and pour into a big tub. All big bucks and all does come in. We have a creek with about a foot of water for cows and such about 600 yd.s away but they like having water I bring in...nice and clean and cool in the shade and handy in the same pen with three feeders. Even the old big bucks like it. I have used this before but never put a camera on the water to see what comes in. I know it always took about 10 to 15 gallons per day. I just thought you might be interested...it has always interested me knowing the water will be gone in just a few days...but still the deer continues to come in and check for water.

Re: best attractant [Re: fishbait] #7568102 07/30/19 09:49 PM
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I agree. Water is the key and most over-looked management tool that one can use. I added water on my place for 4 of the first 5 yrs now. Deer use all of them daily. What I have found thru the years is to add water within site of a blind location. It really helps for early season hunts when it is hot.


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Re: best attractant [Re: fishbait] #7568154 07/30/19 10:34 PM
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I use lick tubs from my cows and put them by each blind.

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