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Favorite Deer Attractant #7638120 10/21/19 06:08 PM
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Im working on a powder attractant that i plan to sell next year. Im still testing it right now and making changes. My question is, what kind of attractant do yall prefer?
Mineral based? Fruity? Corn flavored? Soybean?


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Corn flavored corn seems to work well for me.

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I've had good success with Sugar Beet Crush. The only problem is that feral hogs like it too.

Now if you're interested in something I've yet to see that deer have always seemed to favor greatly it would be honeysuckle. Nothing more natural to southern deer woods than the smell of sweet honeysuckle.

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they sure like the roses out of our flower beds ... rose, acorn, honeysuckle, corn flavors/scent


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Corn. Unless it's the rut. Then a fresh tarsal gland off a hot doe.

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Don’t try anything I buy.

Sugar beet crush. Nope

Deer cane. Nope.

Persimmon. Nope.

Salt worked one year.

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2 weeks ago when I was last out at my east TX lease, I put out a trophy rock down one shooting lane where there isn't a feeder just to see what activity that drew in ... will report after this weekend.


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Originally Posted by PMK
2 weeks ago when I was last out at my east TX lease, I put out a trophy rock down one shooting lane where there isn't a feeder just to see what activity that drew in ... will report after this weekend.


I can save you some time. It’s gone, hogs tore it up.

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Re: Favorite Deer Attractant [Re: Roll-Tide] #7658402 11/11/19 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
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2 weeks ago when I was last out at my east TX lease, I put out a trophy rock down one shooting lane where there isn't a feeder just to see what activity that drew in ... will report after this weekend.


I can save you some time. It’s gone, hogs tore it up.

X2


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I prefer fruity cheerleader


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A continuous supply of corn works best for me.

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On the Trophy Rock - we drove in a T-post then took a couple of hose clamps and a small piece of re-bar
and secured the re-bar to the side of the t-post. Then drilled into the trophy rock and slid it over the re-bar to keep
it off the ground and too high for the hogs. Perfect for the deer height. Just a thought.

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Vanilla. When I was a young guide the old hands showed me a great trick. You mix liquid vanilla with either water or even better vodka (the thinking there being that it dilutes it but evaporates and is tasteless, thus not tainting the effects of the vanilla. You then spray this on your corn before you spread it out. We would put it out on a sendero or in a clearing and there would be deer on it really good in just a half day or so. We often see a good buck just driving around, corn a shooting lane in that area, put up a tripod or pop up, then take him a day or two later.

We had a well known attractant personality hunt with us often so he would get marketing picks, we'd always joke though, his product works really well mixed with a pile of corn.


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Originally Posted by Roll-Tide
Originally Posted by PMK
2 weeks ago when I was last out at my east TX lease, I put out a trophy rock down one shooting lane where there isn't a feeder just to see what activity that drew in ... will report after this weekend.


I can save you some time. It’s gone, hogs tore it up.

Yep, I agree with that statement.....hogs. But to answer his question. I've sprinkled C"Mere Deer in my corn for last 4 years.
I don't know if it helps at all. I use very little so a bag will last me the whole season. I can tell this. It throws a lot of dust into
the air each time the feeder spins. Does that help with attraction...I don't know.


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Only attractants I will use, corn, protein, water, or like noted above tarsals cut from a buck/doe


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I have had success in past with Buck Grub mixed with the corn in spincast feeder. Seemed to attract more bucks to feeders but can get messy in feeder as retains some moisture.

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Originally Posted by Mr. T.
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2 weeks ago when I was last out at my east TX lease, I put out a trophy rock down one shooting lane where there isn't a feeder just to see what activity that drew in ... will report after this weekend.


I can save you some time. It’s gone, hogs tore it up.

X2

just now saw this again ... for what it's worth, I saw deer in that lane every time I sat during the extended MLD3 season and not a hog one. By the end of January, there was a small 2 foot diameter hole where I placed the trophy rock about 6" deep (very sandy soil) with a licked smooth piece about the size of a baseball ... by the end of Feb. the chunk was gone. The only hogs I saw at this stand location was at a winch up un-penned feeder.


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Indian corn for the win!

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Warm weather ,Red mineral blocks (bought at local feed store) corn rest of the time.

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