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Has anyone heard of or tried this stuff?

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Never heard of it. I wonder if it would be legal in the national forest? The website says it is NOT a bait but an attractant.


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Re: Wild Hog Attractant [Re: friscotx] #8465621 12/03/21 07:28 PM
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$60 a bottle?!? Holy Crap! How much you wanna bet it doesn't work as good as just plain 'ol corn?


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I poured some vanilla extract on the corn when I filled a pig pipe a couple days ago and the pigs have been going crazy over it. They hardly paid attention to this pipe for a long time previously. Coincidence… maybe.


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Re: Wild Hog Attractant [Re: friscotx] #8465648 12/03/21 08:02 PM
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I read someplace that creosote was an attractant, and that was why we see telephone poles rubbed real hard around piggy height. But creosote is some kind of nasty stuff to mess around with and if you spill it on something accidentally, the smell is there for a long, long tiime!

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Seriously, put corn on the ground and anything or nothing on top of it, pigs will come. All the attractants are just a means to separate you from your money. $60 will get you 300#+ of corn, there is no comparison.

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Re: Wild Hog Attractant [Re: friscotx] #8465779 12/03/21 10:37 PM
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These 'attractant' companies make a lot of money because everybody wants a miracle from a bottle. Maybe if you pay more, you get a bigger miracle? Next year, they will have the NEW and IMPROVED version.

It may work, if you are counting on the hog coming to something that smells good, but there are lots of things that cost MUCH less, like Jimbo's vanilla extract. mikei mention creosote. Sure it works, sometimes. I have telephone poles that are ringed with hog rubbing. I have a couple that haven't been touched.

However, there are NO miracle attractants. If there were, we would all be using them all of the time and we would not have a feral hog problem because the hogs would come whenever we used the miracle attractant and we would shoot/trap them.


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Re: Wild Hog Attractant [Re: friscotx] #8465791 12/03/21 10:58 PM
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I used this stuff once years ago.
https://elusivewildlife.com/shop/hu...nts/black-gold-wild-boar-attractant.html
I later realized, in E TX, I don't need a hog attractant, I need a hog repellant.

Reminds me of what an older guy told me years ago about those new fishing lures. "Those catch amateur fisherman". I think the same of any hog attractant.

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Definately something for soured corn smell. Works well in my area any way.

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2 words, Diesel Corn. Your welcome woot

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Re: Wild Hog Attractant [Re: garyrapp55] #8468199 12/06/21 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
I later realized, in E TX, I don't need a hog attractant, I need a hog repellant.


This right here roflmao

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Ol boy (actualy young man) that hog hunted few time @ OSBWMA, he was from big D...
He had a bottle of attractant, payed 60 bucks, might been same stuff..

Garenteed ta bring hogs in... we put it around a mudd wallow hogs been using...

Nothing, nodda, checked it for two weeks...no sign of hogs...

Best luck twas walking em up...

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"I read someplace that creosote was an attractant,"

Hogs rub on utility poles that have creosote to get the fleas off of them.

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I use corn flavored corn with great results. 2cents


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Originally Posted by fishdfly
"I read someplace that creosote was an attractant,"

Hogs rub on utility poles that have creosote to get the fleas off of them.


Right, so sometimes they are attracted to said creosote infused utility poles for the purposes of parasite removal, but as I noted above, they aren't necessarily attracted to all the poles with creosote.

I mention this because "attractants" is a funny concept when it comes to animal behaviors. Particularly with hogs, I think people often confuse attractants with consumables. Yes, they will eat flavored corn, or they will eat just plain corn. Just because they will consume it, does it make is particularly special as an attractant...because they will eat just about any food including other dead hogs, but they don't always consume other dead hogs. They will become attracted to and sometimes scavenge deer and cattle carcasses, but anybody collecting roadkill to use as hog attractant?

So with some of these, just because the hogs eat it, or just because they rub on some utility poles, are these really any more reliable as 'attractants' than just plain corn?

I remember watching Pigman hawking some attractant for hogs. He put some out under a feeder that apparently had been in operation for quite some time based on the bare ground around it. No hog the first night. The next day, he killed a hog. There was the new bait on the ground and corn (feeder had obviously gone off). He proclaimed how well the new attractant really brought in the hogs. This is a bad proof of concept, but it is often the same self deceptive method and reason I see people using to justify that a given attractant is supposed to work really well. If you put your attractant out where you are already feeding hogs, or put attractant out on a trail where you have hog sign already and the hogs show up, can you really say they came because of the new attractant. If you already have a feeder running, how do you know they aren't just coming back for the corn they expect? If you put the attractant out on a trail with known hog activity, how do you know the hog or hogs that came in weren't just using the trail as they normally do?


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Kreso D

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We've tried it with very mixed results.

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Been pouring two big boxes of cherry koolaid in my sacks of corn for the trap. Pigs cannot resist it.


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Attractants can be a strange situation. I've trapped hogs for years, and tried all kinds of stuff both commercial and just home versions.....with very little differences. Just plain old corn seems to do the trick...although souring it a little seems to attract them more. I keep it in 5 gallon cans as a general rule and occasionally I'll fill some of them with water and let them sit for a day or two. It's as good as any attractant you can buy....

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Originally Posted by garyrapp55
Reminds me of what an older guy told me years ago about those new fishing lures. "Those catch amateur fisherman". I think the same of any hog attractant.


When I was a kid, my dad and I would watch Bill Dance, Roland Martin and so on every Saturday, ultimately buying many of the baits they were using thinking that was what we were missing. Ultimately, we always ended up using crickets and shiners if we wanted fish in the boat. We weren't big time bass fisherman obviously, but I don't think either one of us ever caught a bass on an artificial lure until I was in my 40's and I booked us a guided trip to Sam Rayburn. I'll still take a Sac-a-lait or Bream trip any day over Bass.

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Originally Posted by Wytex
Kreso D

https://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/6628770/Re:_Kreso_D_tree---_update_--_

We've tried it with very mixed results.


I've used Kreso D for decades. NOT as an 'attractant' per se, but to make an area (overall) more 'attractive'.

I mix it with water in a back-pack sprayer and soak the base of trees with it.

And I DO have good results with it. But it is one part of a larger strategy to make an area one that hogs feel comfortable in.

Hogs are transient by nature...but you can encourage hogs to stay in an area (or new hogs to use an area) IF it provides as many of the essentials they need.

* FOOD
* WATER
* COVER/SHELTER/BEDDING
* LIGHT HUNTING PRESSURE

Anything 'extra' you can add (an EASY food source, rubbing posts, multiple feed/watering sites) will make it all the better. I would not call these things 'attractants' in the sense hogs would come from long distances for any single one of them. BUT you can make a place overall more pleasing to them and thus increase your chances of having hogs to hunt on a particular piece of property.

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Dollar store powder jello ,,,, cherry. Pour 4 boxes in 50 pound bag of corn. Thank me later. Cost - .98 cents a box.


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Originally Posted by flintknapper

I've used Kreso D for decades.



What's the mix ratio?

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I’ve bought bags of Hog Wild from time to time. I can’t see that it matters much to the hogs, but I have observed deer racing across the hay field to get to it.

This season, my neighbor hadn’t been able to get a doe. I gave him the last bit of a bag of Hog Wild, he spread it around his feeder and got a doe. Coincidence? Heck, I don’t know.

I do believe that soured corn is the best hog attractant, but it’s mostly because the stink travels further in the wind.


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